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
Suffrutex with woody rootstock and numerous spreading or ascending stems up to 75 cm; plants glabrous but puberulent on youngest parts; leaves simple, estipulate, subsessile, 2.5-5.5 x 1.2-3.5 cm, ovate elliptic to elliptic or elliptic oblong, blunt to rounded at apex, shortly cordate at base; racemes terminal or sometimes axillary, bracts linear to linear lanceolate, bracteoles filiform; calyx 1.2-1.7 cm long, upper and lateral lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, more than twice as long as tube; standard subcircular, pink to mauve or purplish with darker lines; wings oblong-obovate, exceeding the keel; keel 1.4-1.6 cm long and strongly rounded about the middle but with a short somewhat projecting pointed beak; pod subsessile, 3-3.5 cm long, oblong-clavate to subsylindrical.
Type location:
Notes: Limited distribution, most likely LR-nt
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola; roseola: pink to pale rose
Habitat: Miombo woodland and grassland often persisting in disturbed places.
Altitude range: 1200 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga) and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Mc,C
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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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
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crotalaria cornetii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria cornetii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria cornetii
Plants of the World Online: Crotalaria cornetii
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Wikipedia: Crotalaria cornetii

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 cornetii., retrieved 22 February 2024

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