1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria trinervia Polhill

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Zambia.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Perennial herb, with 1–many stems from a horizontal woody rootstock; stems erect, up to 1.5 m tall, simple or branched above, 4-angular, strongly ribbed, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 1-foliolate, the uppermost reduced to undifferentiated linear structures; leaflets up to 5–15 × 0.3–2 cm, mostly linear to attenuate-lanceolate, the upper ones the narrower, the lowermost oblanceolate to oblong-obovate and smaller again, mostly long-apiculate, rather leathery, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs beneath; lateral nerves steeply ascending, the second pair running near the margin far into the upper half; petiole 1–3 mm long; stipules 3–10 mm long, linear-subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly 6–16-flowered; bracts linear-subulate, 1.5–3 mm long; bracteoles variously inserted on the pedicel, smaller.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–8 mm long, glabrous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, nearly twice as long as the tube, becoming reflexed.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, pale violet inside and marginally outside, yellowish-brown with deep brown veins medially outside, glabrous; wings deep violet, shorter than the keel; keel 1.8–2.1 cm long, angular, sharply rounded near the base with a long practically straight beak.
    Fruits
    Young legumes shortly stipitate, oblong-ellipsoid, sparsely pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria trinervia Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [3914], Zambia K000227359 holotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [3914], Zambia K000227360

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 231 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0