Crotalaria goodiiformis Vatke

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Crotalaria goodiiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Crotalaria goodiiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Crotalaria goodiiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Crotalaria goodiiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Crotalaria goodiiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mueredzi, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

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Synonyms: Crotalaria saxatilis Vatke
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub up to 3 m tall but usually much smaller and less than 1 m high. Leaves 3-foliolate with leaflets broadly oblanceolate, elliptic or obovate, 1–5 cm long, with sparse long hairs on both surfaces; petiole slender, shorter to a little longer than leaflets; stipules filiform, 1–4 mm long. Racemes few-flowered, lax; bracts subulate or filiform, 1–3 mm long; bracteoles inserted just below calyx, linear, 3–4 mm long, ascending and sometimes curved. Calyx 8–10 mm long, sparsely puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, more than twice as long as the tube. Standard subcircular, yellow or orange, marked darker, usually puberulous along midvein outside; keel 9–12 mm long, shorter than wings, strongly rounded about the middle with a short slightly incurved beak, woolly towards base of upper margin. Pod oblong-clavate, 3–4 cm long, shortly stipitate, thinly spreading pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: goodiiformis: shaped like a Goodia, another non-african genus in Fabaceae
Habitat: In shade in sand forest, dense woodland and along streamsides.
Altitude range: 0 - 500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 11 January 2018
Literature:

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 97.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria goodiiformis
African Plant Database: Crotalaria goodiiformis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crotalaria goodiiformis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crotalaria goodiiformis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria goodiiformis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crotalaria goodiiformis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crotalaria goodiiformis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crotalaria goodiiformis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Crotalaria goodiiformis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria goodiiformis
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria goodiiformis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria goodiiformis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria goodiiformis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crotalaria goodiiformis
Tropicos: Crotalaria goodiiformis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Crotalaria goodiiformis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=183360, retrieved 22 September 2018

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