African Plant Database

Crotalaria podocarpa DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 133 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria belckii Schinz
=Crotalaria hirsutissima Schinz (1907)
=Crotalaria mutabilis Schinz (1907)
=Crotalaria damarensis var. maraisiana Torre
=Crotalaria arvensis Klotzsch
=Crotalaria podocarpa subsp. flexuosa (Baker) Baker f.
=Crotalaria flexuosa Baker (1871)
=Crotalaria fulgida Baker (1871)
=Crotalaria pilifera Klotzsch
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual erect herb with long spreading or decumbent lower branches, mostly spreading-hairy, to 70 cm tall; leaflets large; stipules 5-17x3-7 mm, curved; racemes long-pedunculate, laxly few-flowered; flowers large; pod stipitate, inflated, few-seeded.
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Ecology : Deciduous (mopane, Acacia, Combretum) woodland and bushland, wooded grassland, in open generally sandy places particularly where a little additional water collects, e.g. seasonal stream-beds, roadsides and around rocky outcrops; etc...
  Variable in size, indumentum, shape of leaflets; in southern Africa introgression with C. damarensis.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 381-382 (1927).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 97 (1985).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 138
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 120 
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 196

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso: (2012)
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°64064
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