Crotalaria namuliensis Polhill & T. Harris

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Frequency: Very local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, branched annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 50 cm tall.Branches densely covered with very short stiff hairs, c. 0.3 mm long. Leaves 3-foliolate with oblanceolate leaflets 3-10 mm long, sparsely and finely pubescent above; densely covered in short stiff appressed hairs beneath; petiole 2-5.5 mm long. Flowers in densely 3-10-flowered terminal racemes. Calyx appressed pubescent. Standard elliptic, 6-7.5 mm long, yellow inside, sometimes marked red, red outside, pubescent towards the apex of the midvein. Keel angular and twisted near the apex 7-9 mm long. Pod sessile, shortly cylindric, 6-7 mm long, appressed pubescent.
Notes: Very recently described (2011) and sofar only know from 4 collections. The grassland habitat is under threat from cattle grazing.
Derivation of specific name: namuliensis: of Mt Namuli in Mozambique, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: Montane grassland.
Altitude range: Above 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Sofar only known from Mt Namuli in Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: Z
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 85.

Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66(2) Pages 242 - 244. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria namuliensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crotalaria namuliensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria namuliensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crotalaria namuliensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crotalaria namuliensis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria namuliensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria namuliensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria namuliensis
Plants of the World Online: Crotalaria namuliensis
Tropicos: Crotalaria namuliensis
Wikipedia: Crotalaria namuliensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Crotalaria namuliensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=215590, retrieved 21 October 2020

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