African Plant Database

Crotalaria sparsifolia Baker
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 249 (1897)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
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).
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