Crotalaria baumii Harms

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Crotalaria baumii

Habit
Ruderal area among short grasses on Kalahari sand
School Compound, Mutondo area, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Crotalaria baumii

Flowers
Ruderal area among short grasses on Kalahari sand
School Compound, Mutondo area, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Crotalaria baumii

Flowers
Ruderal area among short grasses on Kalahari sand
School Compound, Mutondo area, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate annual producing numerous slender stems radiating up to 40 cm long, appressed puberulous to finely spreading pubescent or glabrescent; leaves 3-foliolate, uppermost reduced and sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets 5-13 x 3-11 mm, obovate to obovate-circular, rarely oblanceolate, appressed puberulous to finely pubescent beneath, rarely also above, pedicels 1-5 mm long; racemes 1-3 cm long, subumbelliform, 6-many flowered; bracts 1.5-3.5 mm long, linear to linear-spathulate, pedicel 2-3 mm long; calyx 2.5-4 mm long, densely pubecent, upper lobes triangular acuminate, 1.2-2 times as long as tube; standard obovate, yellow, ± densely pubescent on the upper half outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel 5-6 mm long, angular with a narrow twisted beak; pod sessile, 3-4 x 2.5-3 mm long, ovoid-globose, appressed pubesccent, 2-seeded; seeds 1.5-2 mm long, broadly cordiform, smooth.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: baumii : after Hugo Baum (1866-1950), German botanist and horticulturalist who participated in expeditions along the Cunene and Zambezi rivers where he made many collections.
Habitat: Woodland on Kalahari Sand, pans or disturbed places in short grassland
Altitude range: 1100 - 1150 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC (Katanga) and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,W
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Literature:

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 228.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria baumii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crotalaria baumii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria baumii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crotalaria baumii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crotalaria baumii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crotalaria baumii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Crotalaria baumii
iNaturalist: Crotalaria baumii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria baumii
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria baumii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria baumii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria baumii
Plants of the World Online: Crotalaria baumii
Tropicos: Crotalaria baumii
Wikipedia: Crotalaria baumii


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crotalaria baumii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=197620, retrieved 28 November 2021

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