African Plant Database


Crotalaria exaltata Polhill
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 22: 304 (1968)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or small tree, evergreen, with ribbed, hairy branches, 3-7,5 m tall; bark smooth, grey; leaflets 4-7x1,2-2,3 cm; racemes terminal and leaf-opposed, often on reduced twigs appearing axillary, becoming pendulous;
Ecology : Montane forest in the bamboo (Arundinaria alpina) zone; rim of crater on north-facing slopes; margin of bamboo thicket; 3000-3400 m alt.
  A very striking species, the tallest in the genus. In habit and flowers (large) resembling C. rosenii and C. agatiflora ; but closer to C. humbertii from Madagascar with similar appearance.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 64208
 
Record n°64208
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