African Plant Database


Crotalaria spectabilis Roth
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Nov. Pl. Sp. 341 (1821)
Notes : [native Asia]
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria sericea Retz.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect well-branched annual herb with angled hollow stems, 0,5-2 m tall; leaves simple, large; racemes long, many-flowered; flowers fairly large; pod large, glabrous (confusion with C. retusa possible).
Ecology : Asian species; widely introduced into Africa and Madagascar as a green manure but notably poisonous. - In Kenya locally naturalised in wooded grassland on old cultivations; c. 1300 m alt. (fide Agnew & Agnew, Upl. Kenya Wild Fl.: 145, 1994.
  Not mapped.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 64081
 
Record n°64081 modified 2017-01-19
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