African Plant Database

Crotalaria verrucosa L.
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect much-branched semi-woody annual herb to 1 m tall, with 4-angled, sulcate, ± flexuous, pubescent branches; leaves simple, large; stipules large, falcate; racemes ± laxly many-flowered; calyx ± as long as corolla; standard yellow tinged blue.
Ecology : Native of tropical Asia, widely cultivated as green manure, readily naturalised; common as a weed throughout the tropics (incl. Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Mascarenes).
  Recorded from Uganda (840 m alt.); Sierra Leone, S Nigeria; Zimbabwe. Not mapped.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 64476
Record n°64476
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