Crotalaria pallida Aiton
var. pallida

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Crotalaria pallida var. pallida

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Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Crotalaria pallida var. pallida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

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Synonyms: Crotalaria mucronata Desv.
Crotalaria striata DC.
Common names: Broad-leaved rattlepod (English)
Description: Erect, robust herb, often well-branched and shrubby, up to 2 m. Leaves 3-foliolate with elliptic to obovate leaflets, appressed puberulous below. Flowers in dense erect, spike-like inflorescences, pale lemon-yellow. Pods inflated, pendent, up to 5 cm. See Crotalaria rogersii for comparison.
Notes: Widely cultivated as green manure and fodder crop.
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Flowering time:Sep - May
Worldwide distribution: A pantropical species.
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Image last updated: Tuesday 21 March 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 156. as Crotalaria pallida

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 218.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 135 - 136.

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Flora of Malawi: Crotalaria pallida var. pallida
Flora of Mozambique: Crotalaria pallida var. pallida
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Crotalaria pallida var. pallida

External websites:

African Plant Database: Crotalaria pallida
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crotalaria pallida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria pallida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crotalaria pallida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crotalaria pallida
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crotalaria pallida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria pallida
Ispot Southern Africa : Crotalaria pallida
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria pallida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria pallida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria pallida
Tropicos: Crotalaria pallida
West African Plants database: Crotalaria pallida


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Crotalaria pallida var. pallida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=128080, retrieved 7 December 2016

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