1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Species: Crotalaria pycnostachya Benth.
        1. Crotalaria pycnostachya subsp. tropeae (Mattei) Polhill

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to Kenya.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Erect or decumbent annual or short-lived perennial, up to 3–6·5 dm. tall, with 1-several simple or laxly branched stems.
    Stem
    Stems conspicuously ribbed, thinly and shortly appressed pubescent, ultimately glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly elliptic-oblong or oblong-oblanceolate, up to 50 mm. long and 15 mm. wide, long-cuneate, glabrous above, thinly appressed puberulous beneath; petiole up to 15–20 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, 2–8 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes subsessile, dense, up to 8–22 cm. long, many-flowered; bracts linear, 3–5 mm. long, much exceeding the short pedicel; bracteoles small, caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm. long, sparsely appressed puberulous; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic, yellow, glabrous outside; wings longer than the keel; keel subangular, with a relatively narrow untwisted beak slightly incurved at the tip, 7–11 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, oblong-clavate, up to 13–19 mm. long, 4–6 mm. across, thinly appressed puberulous, ± 12–20-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown with an uneven surface (fide Mattei).
    Habitat
    Little known, but found on alluvial flats; 250–1150 m.
    Distribution
    K1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia

    Crotalaria pycnostachya subsp. tropeae (Mattei) Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 178 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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