African Plant Database

Crotalaria ononoides Benth.
Protologue : London J. Bot. 2: 572 (1843)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria ononoides var. pubescens R. Wilczek
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual procumbent or ascending herb, much-branched, long-hairy, to 0,5-1 m tall; stipules simple or 2-3(-5)-fid, to 0,5-1,9 cm long; racemes sessile many-flowered heads; bracts 3-fid, fused to pedicel; calyx deeply divided, as long as corolla;
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Ecology : Grassland, wooded grassland, bushland, associations dominated by Andropogon, fallow land, old cultivations, on sandy soils and marshes (Zaire); coastal to upland grassland in areas of moderate to high rainfall, weed of cultivated ground and roasides etc..
  Variable in indumentum of leaves.
  Some flora authors still maintain var. pubescens R. Wilczek as a separate unit.
  Belonging to the metalliferous flora found at Kansanshi Hill Copper mine (Zambia): See B. Leteinturier & al., Belg. J. Bot. 134: 46, 2001.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid; Grassland, Anthropic; 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.

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: 384 (1927).
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 71 (1949).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 318 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Edinburgh J. Bot. 68: 429 (2011)
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:226 (2012)
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carte afrique num 64336
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