Crotalaria flavicarinata Baker f.

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Crotalaria flavicarinata

Upper Zambezi, Ndau
Feb 1999
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
Erect annual or short-lived shrub, 0.6‒2m tall; branches somewhat angular, ribbed, shortly hairy, glabrescent. Leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets elliptic to oblong-obovate, shortly and often sparsely hairy at least beneath. Racemes lax, 8‒30-flowered; bracts 1‒2 mm long, linear. Pods subsessile (12)16‒22 × 7‒8 mm, puberulous, ultimately glabrescent, up to 10‒16-seeded.
Type location:
Syntypes from Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls
Derivation of specific name: flavicarinata: with a yellow keel
Habitat: Woodland on Kalahari Sand; sandy river banks.
Altitude range: 900 - 1250 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,S,W
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Content last updated: Monday 4 September 2017

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Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 386. (Includes a picture).

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 154 - 155.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 154 - 155.

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 211.

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Flora of Botswana: Crotalaria flavicarinata
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria flavicarinata
African Plant Database: Crotalaria flavicarinata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria flavicarinata
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crotalaria flavicarinata., retrieved 4 March 2024

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