Crotalaria virgulata Klotzsch
subsp. forbesii (Baker) Polhill

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Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, timber Concession.

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, timber Concession.

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, timber Concession.

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, timber Concession.

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, timber Concession.

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, timber Concession.

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, timber Concession.

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, timber Concession.

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Synonyms: Crotalaria aculeata sensu Brenan
Crotalaria forbesii Baker
Crotalaria laevigata Lam. var. villosior Benth.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See subsp. virgulata for general description details. This subsp. is distinguished by the erect habit with long straight branches; the small leaves in distinct tufts; the primary inflorescences are few and mostly lead-opposed while supplementary inflorescences are numerous, 1-2-flowered from the tufts of leaves; indumentum more or less appressed white pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: forbesii: named after John Forbes (1799-1823), an English plant collector and naturalist. As representative of the Horticultural Society of London he visited the Cape in 1822. He died on the Zambezi River in Mozambique the following year.
Habitat: In woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: 40 - 650 m
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: (This subspecies) Eastern Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 10 January 2018
Literature:

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 181 - 184. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. (1982). Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. Pages 290 - 293. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Crotalaria virgulata subsp. forbesii

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


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 virgulata subsp. forbesii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=183620, retrieved 11 December 2018

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