African Plant Database

Crotalaria pisicarpa Welw. ex Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 16 (1871)
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria pilulicarpa Taub. (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb with short erect stem and long trailing much-divided spreading-hairy branches radiating from the base, to >60 cm long; leading shoot with longer leaves (to 7 cm long);
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Ecology : Commiphora, Acacia deciduous bushland and thicket, secondary scrub; ubiquitous in open dry sandy places; stream-beds, grassland, roadsides, cultivated ground, waste places; damp meadows at riverbanks, etc...
  Namibia, S Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal).
  Intermediates (perhaps of introgressive origin) with C. reptans (ranges of both are overlapping) occur near Zambesi River and its tributaries.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 404 (1927).
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