Crotalaria argyrolobioides Baker

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Crotalaria argyrolobioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Crotalaria argyrolobioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Crotalaria argyrolobioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Crotalaria argyrolobioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Crotalaria argyrolobioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Crotalaria argyrolobioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Crotalaria argyrolobioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Crotalaria argyrolobioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Crotalaria kasikiensis Baker f.
Crotalaria senegalensis sensu Hutchinson, non (Pers.) Bacle ex DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect branched annual or short-lived perennial, 0.3–2 m tall; branches generally with short appressed hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic, mostly 8–20 mm long, more or less shortly appressed hairy beneath, usually hairless above; petiole 3–15 mm long; stipules absent. Inflorescences in 8–40-flowered racemes, 3–15 cm long, sometimes a few flowers also in the axils; bracts 1–2 mm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long, appressed pubescent; upper lobes triangular, 1.5–2.5 times as long as the tube. Standard elliptic, yellow, lined or flushed reddish, apically pubescent outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel 9–12 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak slightly incurved at the tip. Pods sessile, obliquely inserted, shortly cylindrical when ripe, 7–8 mm long, appressed pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: argyrolobioides: like an Argyrolobium.
Habitat: Montane grassland and scrub along forest margins, also higher rainfall miombo woodland and in riverine vegetation.
Altitude range: 1350 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Katanga DRC, southern Tanzania, northern Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Content last updated: Saturday 15 September 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 155.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 191 - 192.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 57.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 96.

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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 argyrolobioides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=183650, retrieved 18 August 2019

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