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Crotalaria microcarpa Hochst. ex Benth.
Protologue : London J. Bot. 2: 573 (1843)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria microcarpa var. sudanica Baker f.
=Crotalaria microcarpa var. dawei Baker f.
=*Crotalaria polychotoma Taub. (1894)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb, woody at base, much-branched, 10-70 cm tall, with long appressed or spreading hairs; leaves short-petiolate, leaflets narrow, stipules setaceous; flowers few-numerous in heads or short lax racemes.
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Ecology : Savanna with Hyparrhenia; deciduous Acacia-Commiphora bushland; valley riverine woodland and thicket; on sandy soils, but also gravel and hardpan (Burkina Faso); common weed of roadsides; widespread in drier parts of tropical Africa.
  Botswana?
  Also in Senegal, Ferlo région?

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 190
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 190
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 162
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:225 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 166
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 502

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 401-402 (1927).
 
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