African Plant Database


Crotalaria cupricola Leteint.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Syst. Geog. Pl. 73(2): 285-288 (2003)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Short-lived perennial herb with short erect stem 20-30 cm tall, well-branched from near the woody base; branches to 60 cm long, ribbed, short-hairy; with a main taproot; fruit unknown.
Ecology : In grassland on slope of copper outcrop (at a copper mine, Zimbabwe), in poisoned dambo colonized by Ocimum sp.; restricted to metalliferous soil; 970 m alt.
  Resembling C. senegalensis ; very similar to C. serpentinicola (in the same area).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 64805
 
Record n°64805
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