African Plant Database

Crotalaria goreensis Guill. & Perr.
Protologue : Fl. Seneg. Tent. 1: 165 (1832)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria leopoldvillensis De Wild. (1924)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived ± woody perennial herb, 6-30-260 cm tall, erect or ± spreading, simple to much-branched; stems ribbed, densely pubescent; racemes rather well-developed with many flowers crowded towards the top;
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland and grassland, grassy (stony) places, sometimes on termite mounds; open savanna, (wet) sands, roadsides, waste places, swamps; etc...
  Variable in habit, size of leaflets.
  Cape Verde Isl.; Bioko/Fernando Poo.
  Good fodder plant; grown as a green manure.
  Distinction from C. cylindrocarpa (perennial!) sometimes difficult, particularly in the Cameroon highlands.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid; Grassland, Freshwater Wetland, Anthropic; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 383 (1927).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 316 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:224 (2012)
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°64225 modified 2007-03-30
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