African Plant Database

Crotalaria senegalensis (Pers.) Bacle ex DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 133 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Basionym : Crotalaria uncinella var. senegalensis Pers.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Crotalaria uncinella var. senegalensis Pers. (1807)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria carinata Steud. ex A. Rich.
=Crotalaria senegalensis var. carinata (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Baker f.
=*Crotalaria shamvaensis auct. sensu Torre, non I.Verd.
=Crotalaria karongensis Baker (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or spreading much-branched annual or short-lived perennial, ± woody herb with appressed pubescent branches, (0,1-)0,3-1 m tall; racemes long, laxly many-flowered; flowers fairly large; standard often finely lined and ageing reddish.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland, scattered-tree grassland, (secondary) bushland, flood plains, often on sand; frequent along sandy grassy river banks (Angola); dry fields, sand (W. Africa); 200-2000 m alt. (Ethiopia; -1550 m E. Africa).
  Variable in shape and size of leaflets, number and size of flowers.
  Cape Verde Isl.; N Botswana; Egypt; Yemen.
  Disjunct distribution (E Rift Valley: Ethiopia- S Tanzania).

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

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BERHAUT, J. (1967). Flore du Sénégal (éd. 2).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 138
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 254 (1999).
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°64074 modified 2007-04-19
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