African Plant Database

Crotalaria cylindrocarpa DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 133 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria pseudopodocarpa R. E. Fr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial with several pubescent ascending or spreading stems 20-80(-200) cm tall, from a well-developed rootstock; leaflets variable, oblanceolate, rhombic or obovate, 2-7x0,8-2,3 cm, on long petiole (1-4 cm); stipules 1 cm long, falcate;
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Ecology : Grassland, edges of streams and dambos, persisting on cultivated ground; Brachystegia woodland; in higher rainfall areas subject ro seasonal fires; wet places after the rainy season (Senegal); edge of pool (Niger);...
  Variable in form of leaflets and in aspect of flower racemes; E African plants generally have spreading in stead of appressed hairs on stems; plants from southern parts of range with long stipe to the pod.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 383 (1927).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:224 (2012)
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carte afrique num 64177
Record n°64177
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