Crotalaria recta Steud. ex A. Rich.

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Crotalaria recta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park.

Crotalaria recta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park.

Crotalaria recta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park.

Crotalaria recta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park.

Crotalaria recta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Crotalaria recta Steud. ex A. Rich. subsp. simplex (A. Rich.) Baker f.
Crotalaria recta Steud. ex A. Rich. var. katangensis Robyns ex R. Wilczek
Crotalaria simplex A. Rich.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial, usually with several erect, hollow, ribbed, appressed pubescent stems, usually 1–2 m tall. Leaves 3-foliolate (rarely 5); leaflets linear-lanceolate, oblanceolate-elliptic, elliptic or obovate, mostly 2–14 cm long, pubescent beneath; petiole 2–6 cm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, up to 9 mm long. Racemes many-flowered, 15–50 cm long; bracts linear-lanceolate, 6–11 mm long. Calyx 9–12 mm long, hairless or pubescent with triangular lobes more or less as long as the tube or longer. Standard subcircular, yellow, veined and suffused purplish at the base inside, hairless or with a few hairs at the apex outside; wings longer than the keel with a dark mark at the base; keel 1.2–1.5 cm long, with a short incurved twisted beak. Pod on a short stipe, broadly oblong-club-shaped, 4.5–6.5 cm long, hairless, c. 26–34-seeded.
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Habitat: In upland grassland, high-rainfall miombo, along forest margins, streams and dambos, sometimes in disturbed places.
Altitude range: 1050 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Angola, southeastern DRC, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 30 - 31. (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.

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 67.

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

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 182 - 183. (Includes a picture).

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 167 - 168.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 59.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Crotalaria recta.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128150, retrieved 20 August 2019

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