Crotalaria alexandri Baker f.

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Crotalaria alexandri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhamadzi River, lower Chimanimani Mts.

Crotalaria alexandri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhamadzi River, lower Chimanimani Mts.

Crotalaria alexandri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhamadzi River, lower Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Crotalaria buchananii Baker f.
Crotalaria randii Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Densely pilose, erect annual, 5-40 cm, branching from near the base. Leaves 3-foliolate with oblong-oblanceolate leaflets, hairy on both surfaces. Flowers in short axillary racemes, pale yellow, marked red near the base and on the veins. Pods sessile, c. 5 × 3 mm, oblong-ellipsoid, pilose.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In short grassland and open miombo woodland, often in disturbed places.
Altitude range: 500 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, southern Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 22 December 2011

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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 46.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 224 - 225. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 57.

Polhill, R.M. (1982). Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. Pages 367 - 368. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 224 - 225. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Crotalaria alexandri., retrieved 18 September 2020

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