Crotalaria laburnifolia L.
subsp. laburnifolia

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Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Photo: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: on right hand side of road to Batoka Sky (Sichinga road on 1974 map), about 300m from the turn off the main road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Photo: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: on right hand side of road to Batoka Sky (Sichinga road on 1974 map), about 300m from the turn off the main road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Photo: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: on right hand side of road to Batoka Sky (Sichinga road on 1974 map), about 300m from the turn off the main road

Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia

Photo: Helen Pickering
South of Livingstone: on right hand side of road to Batoka Sky (Sichinga road on 1974 map), about 300m from the turn off the main road

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Synonyms:
Common names: Amahlwayi (Ndebele) Dodzidunhu (Shona) Oldland rattlepod (English) Wild sunhemp (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrubby herb, up to 2 m tall. Stems hairless or thinly pubescent, scarcely woody. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to obovate-elliptic, up to c. 10.5 cm long, blunt or rounded at the apex, usually pubescent, at least when young. Flowers, c. 4 cm long, yellow, often marked reddish-brown on the outside, in lax many-flowered racemes. Keel 2-3 cm long. Pod oblong-clavate to subcylindric, 5-7.5 cm long, hairless but mottled when young, abruptly contracted into the stipe, usually about than half as long as the pod. See subsp. australis for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laburnifolia: with leaves resembling a Laburnum (another genus in Papilionoideae).
Habitat: In various types of woodland, often along rivers or by roads and disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the drier parts of the eastern half of Africa, Mascarene Islands, India, Malesia and NE Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 14 December 2010
Literature:

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 261. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 72. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 63.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria laburnifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria laburnifolia
Tropicos: Crotalaria laburnifolia
West African Plants database: Crotalaria laburnifolia


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 laburnifolia subsp. laburnifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127930, retrieved 25 May 2016

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