Crotalaria anthyllopsis Welw. ex Baker

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Crotalaria anthyllopsis

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Crotalaria anthyllopsis

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Synonyms: Crotalaria anthyllopsis Welw. ex Baker var. albopilosa R.E. Fr.
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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Annual herb, shortly erect or semi-prostrate, all parts covered in white hairs. Leaves simple, ovate to oblong-lanceolate. Inflorescences dense, many-flowered. Flowers pale yellow with purple veins. Pods less than 1 cm, subspherical, densely hairy.
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Habitat: A species of open woodland, grassland and disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mali, Nigeria, CAR, DRC, Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 66.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 217.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 46.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 148.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 57.

Polhill, R.M. (1982). Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. Pages 210 - 211.


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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: Species information: Crotalaria anthyllopsis., retrieved 27 May 2016

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