Crotalaria involutifolia Polhill

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Crotalaria involutifolia

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2005
Photo: Mike Bingham

Crotalaria involutifolia

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Crotalaria involutifolia

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Common names:
Status: Native
Delicate ascending annual, up to 10‒50 cm tall; stem very slender, laxly branched, sparsely appressed puberulous, glabrescent. Leaves sessile, simple, blade linear to linear-oblanceolate, with the margins usually at least partially inrolled. Racemes with 2‒8 widely spaced flowers on the ± filiform rhachis.
Type location:
Tanzania, Ufipa
Derivation of specific name: Zambia, Cameroon, DRC (Katanga), southern Tanzania
Habitat: Damp places in marshes, dambos and rock hollows.
Altitude range: 1200 - 1650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Thursday 21 September 2017

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 154.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 154.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria involutifolia
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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 involutifolia., retrieved 29 November 2023

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