African Plant Database

Crotalaria spectabilis Roth
Protologue : Nov. Pl. Sp. 341 (1821)
Notes : [native Asia]
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
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 :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°64081 modified 2017-01-19
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