Crotalaria pallida Aiton
var. pallida

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Crotalaria pallida var. pallida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Crotalaria pallida var. pallida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

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Synonyms: Crotalaria mucronata Desv.
Crotalaria striata DC.
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Erect, robust herb, often well-branched and shrubby, up to 2 m. Leaves 3-foliolate with elliptic to obovate leaflets, appressed puberulous below. Flowers in dense erect, spike-like inflorescences, pale lemon-yellow. Pods inflated, pendent, up to 5 cm. See Crotalaria rogersii for comparison.
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Ethiopia
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Flowering time:Sep - May
Worldwide distribution: A pantropical species.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,W
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Literature:

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. as Crotalaria pallida

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 135 - 136.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 26.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crotalaria pallida var. pallida.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128080, retrieved 28 November 2020

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