Crotalaria natalitia Meisn.
var. natalitia

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Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia

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Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Crotalaria gymnocalyx Baker
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Status: Native
Small shrub, 1‒2.6 m tall with 1‒several thin stems and ascending pubescent branches mostly towards the top. Leaves mostly in tufts. Racemes terminal, up to 10‒22 cm long, with few to many fairly closely to rather laxly arranged flowers.
Var. natalitia: Calyx and upper part of pedicel hairless.
Derivation of specific name: natalitia: of Natal South Africa, where the type specimen was collected
Habitat: In grassland, woodland and along forest margins, near lakes and streams, in disturbed places and sometimes as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: 0 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 293. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 66.

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 244.

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 102 - 103.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 58.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 102 - 103.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 200 - 201. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia
Flora of Zambia: Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria natalitia
African Plant Database: Crotalaria natalitia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crotalaria natalitia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria natalitia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crotalaria natalitia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria natalitia
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria natalitia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria natalitia
Plants of the World Online: Crotalaria natalitia
Tropicos: Crotalaria natalitia
Wikipedia: Crotalaria natalitia

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 natalitia var. natalitia., retrieved 24 May 2024

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