Crotalaria reptans Taub.

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Common names:
Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: reptans: creeping
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
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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 128 - 129. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Crotalaria reptans
Flora of Mozambique: Crotalaria reptans
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crotalaria reptans

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria reptans
African Plant Database: Crotalaria reptans
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crotalaria reptans
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria reptans
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crotalaria reptans
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iNaturalist: Crotalaria reptans
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria reptans
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria reptans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria reptans
Plants of the World Online: Crotalaria reptans
Tropicos: Crotalaria reptans
Wikipedia: Crotalaria reptans

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 reptans., retrieved 25 September 2023

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