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Description: Bushy perennial up to 1 m. Young branches densely covered in longish hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate with elliptic-obovate leaflets, appressed hairy beneath. Flowers in dense, many-flowered racemes, bright yellow. Pods ellipsoid 1-1.6 cm, densely covered in longish hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
collina: of the hills, growing on hills
Habitat: In grassland and along forest edges, often on rocky hillsides, occasionally in woodland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
1200 - 1950 m
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and adjacent parts of Mozambique
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 June 2006
Papilionoideae Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 134. Comments
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Crotalaria collina External websites: African Plant Database
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Crotalaria collina Kew Herbarium catalogue
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Crotalaria collina West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria collina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127670, retrieved 27 June 2016
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