Crotalaria microcarpa Hochst. ex Benth.

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Crotalaria microcarpa

Conservation Lower Zambezi
Apr 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crotalaria microcarpa

Upper Zambezi, Sioma, Ngonye Falls
Apr 2014
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched spreading annual or short-lived perennial, 10‒70 cm tall, covered with longish appressed or spreading hairs. Leaves shortly petiolate, 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, pilose on both surfaces. Flowers few to numerous in heads or short dense (rarely lax) racemes on a slender relatively well developed peduncle. Pod sessile, 4‒7.5 x 2‒3 mm, ellipsoid-oblong or conoid-cordiform, pubescent, c. 8‒12 seeded.
Type location:
Sudan
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: microcarpa: with small fruits.
Habitat: In a variety of habitats, but generally in open places on soils in rocky sies or on hard pans., often ruderal.
Altitude range: 150 - 1250 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the savanna regions of tropical Africa, from Mali and Ethiopia to Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,Lk,S,W
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Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Monday 18 September 2017
Literature:

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

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 160.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 160.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria microcarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria microcarpa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crotalaria microcarpa
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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 microcarpa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128010, retrieved 17 July 2019

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