African Plant Database

Crotalaria steudneri Schweinf.
Protologue : Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 18: 651 (1868)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria hispida Schinz (1907)
=Crotalaria tanganyikensis Baker f.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched long-hairy annual herb, ascending and spreading, sometimes up to 0,6(-1) m tall, usually smaller; racemes laxly few-many-flowered; flowers small; standard veined brown outside; pod globose-ellipsoid, many-seeded.
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Ecology : Deciduous (mopane, rarely miombo) woodland (generally excluding Brachystegia formations), bushland, grassland; on sandy and clay soils; mixed alluvial thicket; sometimes in seasonally inudated places; also roadsides, waste places; etc...
  In Tanzania and N Mozambique particularly, variable in shape of flower keel (beak straight to strongly incurved) and pod; and in indumentum of calyx. C. preladoi Bak. f. is perhaps a synonym.
  N Namibia, N Botswana, S. Africa (N Transvaal).
  Disjunct distribution.

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