Crotalaria glauca Willd.

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Crotalaria glauca

Picture: Bart Wursten

Crotalaria glauca

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Crotalaria glauca

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Status: Native
Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb. Stems slender, mostly glabrous, sparsely branched. Leaves simple, up to 8.5 cm, linear to oblong-lanceolate, grey-green. Flowers pale yellow with brownish veins on the standard. Pods on a short stipe, 2.5-3.5 cm long, cylindric, glabrous.
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Derivation of specific name: glauca: glaucous, bluish-green
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,Mc,C,Lk,W
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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 218.

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 120 - 121.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crotalaria glauca., retrieved 4 June 2023

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