African Plant Database


Crotalaria glauca Willd.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willd.] 974 (1800)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
 
 
Status
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 Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 415 (1927).

Bibliography other :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 64220
 
Record n°64220
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