Crotalaria ochroleuca G. Don

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Crotalaria ochroleuca

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 2.5 m. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear to linear-lanceolate with appressed hairs on the under surface. Flowers in long laxly-flowered racemes, pale yellow-cream, veined with maroon. The keel with a long projecting beak. Pod broadly cylindric with short appressed hairs.
Type location:
São Tomé
Notes: ZUMBA (Nsenga): Used as ndiyo; dried, sieved and cooked with groundnuts
Derivation of specific name: ochroleuca: yellowish-white
Habitat: In damp grass, rivers, floodplain, vleis and road sides. Occasionally as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: Up to 1750 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Mc,E,C,S,W
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 32 - 33. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 156.

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) Pages 137 - 139. (Includes a picture).

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

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Flora of Botswana: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Flora of Malawi: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Flora of Mozambique: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crotalaria ochroleuca

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria ochroleuca
African Plant Database: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crotalaria ochroleuca
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria ochroleuca
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crotalaria ochroleuca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crotalaria ochroleuca
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JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria ochroleuca
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crotalaria ochroleuca
Tropicos: Crotalaria ochroleuca


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 ochroleuca.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128060, retrieved 23 May 2019

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