African Plant Database


Crotalaria sparsifolia Baker
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 249 (1897)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria katongaensis R. Wilczek (1953)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual herb with slender ascending, silvery hairy, branches, 10-50 cm tall; leaves sometimes small or deciduous at flowering time, leaflets (3-1) linear; stipules absent;
Ecology : Brachystegia, miombo woodlands and derived scrub, often in sandy places; rocky outcrop in Brachystegia woodland (Katanga); 900-2000 m alt.
  Can be confused with C. oxyphylloides which differs in having a horizontal rootstock. Related similar specimens from the Manika Plateau of Shaba (Zaire) are cited by Polhill, Crotalaria: 343-344, 1982 (Duvigneaud 2271P2, 3053 Cr); and from N Zambia (Gr

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 401 (1927).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 64418
 
Record n°64418
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