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Crotalaria saharae Coss.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 11: 165 (1864) 
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or subshrub spreading-ascending, with retrorsely white tomentose branches, 10-60 cm tall; leaves 3-7-foliolate, petiole shorter than leaflets; racemes variably long, few-many-flowered; bracts deflexed, persistent;
Ecology : Sandy beds and wadis, with Tamarix aphylla, Farsetia ramosissima or with Artemisia judaica, Astragalus pseudotrigonus (Central Sahara, Hoggar); or with Arthrophytum scoparium, Aristida obtusa; 200-over 1300 m alt. (Sahara).
  SE Morocco, Algeria, Libya.
  Related to C. vialattei but distinct; also restricted to W Sahara region.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 348 (1932).  
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 476 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya.
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Fl. Afrique N. 16: 92 (1987). 
  • Med-Checklist 4: 81 (1989).
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 138
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 196
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 73

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 64406
 
Record n°64406
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