Crotalaria goreensis Guill. & Perr.

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Crotalaria goreensis

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Crotalaria goreensis

Photo: Mike Bingham

Crotalaria goreensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Chisamba, Sable Farm

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Status: Native
Annual or short-lived perennial 0.3‒2.6 m tall; branches densely pubescent with appressed to slightly spreading hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets variable; stipules leaf-like, with main nerve markedly eccentric. Racemes 4‒24 cm long, with many flowers crowded at least toward the top. Ovary and pod uniformly hairy. Pods subsessile, oblong-ellipsoid, pubescent, 12‒16-seeded.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and subtropical Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Page 10. Image: plate 31. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 218.

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 47.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 104 - 105.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 104 - 105.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Crotalaria goreensis., retrieved 16 July 2024

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