African Plant Database

Crotalaria comosa Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 34 (1871)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Crotalaria petitiana auct. Andrews p.p., non (A.Rich.) Walp.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stout erect annual or short-lived perennial herb, generally well-branched, (0,2-)0,5-2 m tall, with pubescent branches; leaflets very variable, ± linear to elliptic, 3-17x1-4,5 cm; stipules absent;
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Ecology : Loudetia arundinacea grassland with scattered trees of Terminalia laxiflora, T. brownii, Pterocarpus lucens, Combretum collinum, Vitex doniana on rocky outcrop; on black cotton soil and as a weed in cultivations; etc...
  Very similar to C.petitiana , but has much smaller flowers and fruits. Where the ranges overlap, there seems to be mixing of characters. - Large-flowered forms in Ghana confuse the distinction.

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

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:224 (2012)
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 African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 64163
Record n°64163
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