African Plant Database


Crotalaria kirkii Baker
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 36 (1871)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb with ascending ribbed appressed puberulous branches, to 60 cm tall; leaflets (3-1) small, linear; stipules absent; racemes long, many-flowered; calyx truncate, deflexed against pedicel, lobes reduced to teeth;
Ecology : Various types of grassland, Brachystegia woodland; Acacia-Commiphora bushland; also on cultivated ground; 0-1020 m alt.
  Inland gatherings are slightly divergent with variably shaped leaflets and small hairs on calyx.
  Allied to C. landeolata. Without fruit sometimes difficult to separate from C. trichotoma.
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
 
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