African Plant Database

Crotalaria cleomifolia Welw. ex Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 43 (1871)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria cleomifolia var. seretii De Wild.
=Crotalaria cleomifolia var. kassneri Baker f.
=Crotalaria longibracteata De Wild. (1924)
=Crotalaria schumanniana Harms (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby perennial herb, much-branched, 1-4,5 m tall; branches often slightly ribbed, with indumentum varying from appressed puberulous to spreading yellowish tomentose; leaves 3-5-foliolate, leaflets 4-12x1,5-5,5 cm; flowers large.
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Ecology : In a variety of habitats, usually at forest margins, at lower attitudes mostly along river banks and around swamps and lakes; grassland and bushland near forests (Kenya)...; Zaire, 230-2150 m; E. Africa, 1150-2600 m;
  Polymorphic species with variation in indumentum, and in length of stipules, bracteoles and pedicels.
  Not in S. Africa (record from Pilgrims Rest, F. A. Rogers 23745, mislabelled = C. recta fide Polhill 1982: 205).
  Presence in Togo not confirmed.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:224 (2012)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 398 (1927).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 315 (2006).
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