African Plant Database

Crotalaria rogersii Baker f.
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria rogersii f. kilwaensis R. Wilczek
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with erect or rarely decumbent simple to much-branched, spreading or crisped hairy stems to 2,7 m tall, arising from a woody rootstock; also flowering in first year of growth;
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland, extending into deciduous bushland, grassland, lake shores; valleys near river; also in pastures, cultivated ground; 600-2550 m alt.
  General aspect varying strikingly with the time of year and habitat. After burning: small suffruticose plants with short little-branched sparsely hairy stems and small, narrow leaflets; ...
  In the first year of growth not always easy to distinguish from C. pallida until the characteristic pods are formed (c. 3 cm long in C. rogersii , c. 4-5 cm in C. pallida ).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 399 (1927).
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