Crotalaria laburnifolia L.
subsp. laburnifolia

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Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: on right hand side of road to Batoka Sky (Sichinga road on 1974 map), about 300m from the turn off the main road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: on right hand side of road to Batoka Sky (Sichinga road on 1974 map), about 300m from the turn off the main road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: on right hand side of road to Batoka Sky (Sichinga road on 1974 map), about 300m from the turn off the main road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: on right hand side of road to Batoka Sky (Sichinga road on 1974 map), about 300m from the turn off the main road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chamabonda Vlei, Zambezi National Park.

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chamabonda Vlei, Zambezi National Park.

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chamabonda Vlei, Zambezi National Park.

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Fort Usher road, Matobo

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Chalimbana roadside
Apr 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Chalimbana roadside
Apr 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrubby herb, up to 2 m tall. Stems hairless or thinly pubescent, scarcely woody. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to obovate-elliptic, up to c. 10.5 cm long, blunt or rounded at the apex, usually pubescent, at least when young. Flowers, c. 4 cm long, yellow, often marked reddish-brown on the outside, in lax many-flowered racemes. Keel 2-3 cm long. Pod oblong-clavate to subcylindric, 5-7.5 cm long, hairless but mottled when young, abruptly contracted into the stipe, usually about than half as long as the pod. See subsp. australis for comparison.
Type location:
Sri Lanka
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laburnifolia: with leaves resembling a Laburnum (another genus in Papilionoideae).
Habitat: Woodland on clay soils, rarely in miombo; by rivers, roadsides and other disturbed areas.
Altitude range: 50 - 1450 m
Flowering time:Jan – Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in drier parts of east and northeast Africa, Mascarene Islands, India, Malesia and NE Australia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,E,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Monday 18 September 2017
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 261. (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 90 - 92.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 72. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 91 - 92.

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria laburnifolia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria laburnifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria laburnifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria laburnifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria laburnifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria laburnifolia
Plants of the World Online: Crotalaria laburnifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crotalaria laburnifolia
Tropicos: Crotalaria laburnifolia
Wikipedia: Crotalaria laburnifolia


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127930, retrieved 14 October 2019

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