Crotalaria cornetii Taub. & Dewèvre

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Crotalaria cornetii

Degraded miombo
Munshimbwe area
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Crotalaria cornetii

Degraded miombo
Munshimbwe area
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

Crotalaria cornetii

Degraded miombo
Munshimbwe area
Mar 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Suffretex with many simple stems up to 1 m high; leaves 10-17 x (3.8)5-9 cm, 1-2(3) times as long as broad, broadly ovate, rather constricted towards the base; flower heads 10-13 cm in diameter; bracts sericeous when young, sometimes glabrescent in parts; flowers pink; perianth claw with long whitish hairs usually on the outside.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Notes: Limited distribution, most likely LR-nt
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola; roseola: pink to pale rose
Habitat: Miombo/Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: 1350 - 1525 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Northern Zambia and possibly occurring in adjacent Tanzania.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Mc,C
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Content last updated: Tuesday 24 December 2019

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 64 - 66.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 120.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria cornetii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crotalaria cornetii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria cornetii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crotalaria cornetii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria cornetii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria cornetii
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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Crotalaria cornetii., retrieved 8 August 2020

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