African Plant Database

Crotalaria glauca Willd.
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willd.] 974 (1800) 
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria amadiensis De Wild. (1910)
=Crotalaria glauca var. elliotii Baker f.
=Crotalaria glauca var. welwitschii Baker f.
=Crotalaria glauca var. beniensis De Wild.
=Crotalaria glauca var. mildbraedii Baker f.
=Crotalaria cylindroclados Baker f. & Mlle Martin (1923)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb, Lathyrus-like, erect to spreading, laxly branched above, 0,3-1,2(-1,8) m tall; stems slender, ± glabrous; leaves simple, linear, 1-8x0,2-1 cm, glabrous to puberulous, glaucous, sometimes drying blackish;
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Ecology : Grassland, widespread; deciduous woodland, open bushland; restricted to locally damp places in generally dry areas, also roadsides and cultivated ground; 400-2300 m alt. (1200-2000 in Ethiopia); etc...
  Polymorphic species; variable in habit (higher in long grass), pubescence of calyx, shape of leaves and pods, development of bracts; variation partly phenotypic. ...
  C. glauca sensu Robyns in Fl. Parc Natl. Albert 1: 240, 1948, non Willd. = C. karagwensis. Resembling C. glaucoides (with 3-foliolate leaves ).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:224 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 415 (1927).
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