Crotalaria spinosa Hochst. ex Benth.

We have few details about this taxon; if you can provide any information, photos or reliable records, please contact one of the site authors. Email addresses are given on the home page.

Images: None on this site.

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: spinosa: spiny
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

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 186 - 187.

Other sources of information about Crotalaria spinosa:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crotalaria spinosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crotalaria spinosa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crotalaria spinosa., retrieved 28 February 2024

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use