Crotalaria mildbraedii Baker f.

First published in G.W.J.Mildbraed (ed.), Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped., Bot. 2: 246 (1911)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SW. Ethiopia to DR Congo. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/19892613/20048425

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
[ILDIS]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to 1–3 m. tall.
Morphology Branches
Branches ribbed, puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to oblong-obovate, up to 3·3–5 cm. long, 2–2·6 cm. wide, glabrous above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole slender, ± 3–5–5 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules filiform, up to 2–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes rather lax, up to 19–30 cm. long, many-flowered; bracts linear-subulate, ± 3–5 mm. long, usually persistent; bracteoles inserted on the upper part of the pedicel or at the base of the calyx, filiform, ± 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 11–13 mm. long, puberulous; upper and lateral lobes on each side usually cohering at the tips, ultimately free and sometimes reflexed; narrowly caudate-deltoid, ± 1–2 times as long as the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard broadly elliptic to suborbicular-obovate, bright yellow, glabrous outside; wings broadly oblong, longer than the keel; keel rounded about the middle, with a fairly short twisted beak, 17–20 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod stipitate, markedly inflated, broadened gradually towards the rather abruptly contracted apex, ± 50–60 mm. long, 18–25 mm. across, puberulous, sometimes glabrescent, developing prominent veins, ± 60–80-seeded; stipe ± 8–10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 3 mm. long, smooth, brown.
Habitat
Upland evergreen bushland and forest margins; 2100–2600 m.
Distribution
U2
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0