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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. DR Congo to NE. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual 10–40 cm tall; stem slender, sometimes with ascending branches, densely pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 5–15 × 1–4 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, mostly obtuse, thinly pilose on both surfaces; petiole 1–5 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–10 cm long, laxly 8–30-flowered; bracts leaf-like, 5–9 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate, narrowed to a slight stalk, mostly exceeding the flowers and fruits; bracteoles 0.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–4.5 mm long, pilose; lobes narrowly triangular-lanceolate, 2.5–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic to subcircular, yellow lined reddish-brown, uniformly subdensely pilose outside; wings exceeding the keel; keel 5–6 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak slightly incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 4 mm long, globose-ellipsoid, 2-seeded (ovules 4–6).
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5 mm long, ± cordiform, smooth.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria subtilis Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 333 (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

    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