Crotalaria ochroleuca G. Don

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Crotalaria ochroleuca

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

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Common names:
Status: Native
Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 2.5 m. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear to linear-lanceolate with appressed hairs on the under surface. Flowers in long laxly-flowered racemes, pale yellow-cream, veined with maroon. The keel with a long projecting beak. Pod broadly cylindric with short appressed hairs.
Derivation of specific name: ochroleuca: yellowish-white
Habitat: In damp grass, rivers, floodplain, vleis and road sides. Occasionally as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: Up to 1750 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 32 - 33. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 156.

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 137 - 139. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 63.

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Flora of Botswana: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crotalaria ochroleuca
Flora of Malawi: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Flora of Zambia: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crotalaria ochroleuca

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Crotalaria ochroleuca., retrieved 1 October 2023

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