Crotalaria natalitia Meisn.
var. natalitia

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Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia

Lusaka NE, Mwapula River, streambank
May 1995
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia

Miombo woodland
Lusaka SE, Chifwema
Apr 1993
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Crotalaria gymnocalyx Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Group B: Leaves 3-foliolate. petiolate, stipules foliaceous; beak of keel not twisted (very rarely circumflexed).
Small shrub, 1‒2.6 m tall with 1‒several thin stems and ascending pubescent branches mostly towards the top. Leaves mostly in tufts. Racemes terminal, up to 10‒22 cm long, with few to many fairly closely to rather laxly arranged flowers.
Var. natalitia: Calyx and upper part of pedicel glabrous.
Type location:
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Forest margins, miombo and other woodland types, riverine grassland, roadsides and other disturbed places
Altitude range: 0 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: FZambesiaca distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Global: From Ethiopia to South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 155. as Crotalaria natalitia

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 244.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 102 - 103.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 102 - 103.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crotalaria natalitia var. natalitia.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128040, retrieved 20 October 2017

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