Crotalaria senegalensis (Pers.) Bacle ex DC.

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Crotalaria senegalensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road 219 from Caia to Chupanga

Crotalaria senegalensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road 219 from Caia to Chupanga

Crotalaria senegalensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road 219 from Caia to Chupanga

Crotalaria senegalensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road 219 from Caia to Chupanga

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Synonyms: Crotalaria karongensis Baker
Crotalaria maxillaris sensu J.G. Baker
Crotalaria uncinella Lam. var. senegalensis Pers.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual, erect or spreading, 0.3 - 1 m tall. Leaves 3-foliolate: leaflets 2-6.5 × 0.6-2.5 cm, elliptic-oblong but varying from lanceolate to elliptic, appressed-pubescent beneath; petiole 1.5-5 cm long; stipules 1-3 mm long, linear-subulate. Racemes 12-45 cm long, laxly 16-40-flowered. Calyx: upper lobes with a persistent excentric tip. Standard bright yellow, ageing reddish; keel with a narrow twisted beak. Pod 1-1.7 cm long, oblong-ellipsoid, 6-16-seeded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: senegalensis: of Senegal
Habitat: Woodland and grassland, in disturbed places, usually on sand.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Savanna regions of northern tropical Africa, then from Ethiopia southwards to Tanzania and the Flora Zambesiaca area; also Angola and the DRC.
Botswana distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 5 September 2017
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 218.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 176 - 177.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 63.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria senegalensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria senegalensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crotalaria senegalensis
Tropicos: Crotalaria senegalensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Crotalaria senegalensis.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128220, retrieved 23 September 2017

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