Crotalaria damarensis Engl.

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Synonyms: Crotalaria fleckii Schinz
Crotalaria marlothii Engl.
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Status: Native
Generally very similar to Crotalaria podocarpa but distinguished by the stipules which are divided into 2-4 differently sized segments. Segments linear-lanceolate to falcate, largest up to 18 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: damarensis: of Damaraland in Namibia.
Habitat: Mopane woodland, on riverbanks and in disturbed places on sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Southwestern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Southern Mozambique and Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northern Cape South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 217.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 47.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 106 - 107. (Includes a picture).

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Crotalaria damarensis., retrieved 20 July 2024

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