Crotalaria variegata Welw. ex Baker

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Crotalaria variegata

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Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

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Synonyms: Crotalaria gweloensis (Baker f.) Milne-Redh.
Crotalaria sericifolia Harms var. gweloensis Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Trailing perennial herb. Leaves 3-foliolate, with short petioles. Flowers in umbel-like inflorescences. Calyx with narrow lobes, these 2-4 times as long as the tube. Standard blue or white inside; wings yellow. Legume 1.2-1.6 cm, oblong-ellipsoid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: variegata: irregularly coloured, blotched
Habitat: Open ground in woodland and wooded grassland
Altitude range: 800 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: South-central Africa, just extending into Tanzania and Shaba, DRC.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

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 219.

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 126 - 127.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria variegata
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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 variegata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128330, retrieved 19 August 2019

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