African Plant Database

Crotalaria ochroleuca G. Don
Protologue : Gen. Hist. 2: 138 (1832) 
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Crotalaria cannabina Schweinf. ex Baker f.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Crotalaria brevidens auct. non Benth.
=*Crotalaria intermedia auct. sensu mult., p.p., non Kotschy
=*Crotalaria lanceolata auct. non E.Mey.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect shrubby annual or short-lived appressed hairy perennial herb with lax ascending ribbed branches 0,3-2,7 m tall; leaflets long, linear; stipules absent;
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Ecology : In various associations, Brachystegia woodland, deciduous bushland, grassland; in seasonally inundated flood plains and depressions, edges of swamps and rivers; valley riverine woodland and thicket; etc...
  Variable in shape of leaflets (sometimes elliptic) and pods (very narrow in Niger although broader than those of C. brevidens).
  S. Tomé; Botswana; Madagascar (introduced and naturalized).
  Occasionally cultivated (soil improvement, leaves and flowers eaten; fibre), also in Madagascar.
  Difficult to distinguish from C. brevidens var. brevidens in the absence of fruits, but flowers generally pale, and occurring in wetter places.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid; Grassland, Anthropic; 1000-1499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 64049
Record n°64049
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