Crotalaria goetzei Harms

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Crotalaria goetzei

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Feb 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Crotalaria goetzei

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Feb 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Crotalaria goetzei

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Feb 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Crotalaria goetzei

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Feb 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Synonyms: Crotalaria rotundicarinata Baker f.
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Status: Native
Bushy shrub 1‒3 m tall; branches ± densely covered with mostly slightly spreading hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; stipules linear to foliaceous. Racemes usually numerous, both terminal and leaf-opposed, laxly few-flowered. Pod 2.5‒3.8 cm long, shortly stipitate, subcylindrical, densely covered with fine spreading hairs.
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Habitat: Montane forest margins and associated bushland or grassland, extending down valleys into miombo woodland, but probably never far from rivers or lakes.
Altitude range: 750 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: FZ distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique; southern Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
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Content last updated: Tuesday 19 September 2017

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 155.

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 114.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 114. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 96.

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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 goetzei., retrieved 1 October 2023

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