African Plant Database

Crotalaria spartea Baker
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or straggling glabrescent annual herb 0,2-1,3 m tall, with well spaced curved-ascending branches; leaves simple; flower standard veined red-brown outside.
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Ecology : Upland grassland; at lower altitudes in damp valley grassland of Brachystegia woodland area, near water, in marshes, dambos; also roadsides and cultivated ground; wooded sandy meadows, damp at collecting time, with Gladiolus, Polygala, etc...
  S. Africa (Transvaal).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 416 (1927).
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see under Flora of Mozambique
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carte afrique num 64078
Record n°64078
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