Crotalaria laburnifolia L.
subsp. australis (Baker f.) Polhill

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Synonyms: Crotalaria australis (Baker f.) I. Verd.
Crotalaria petiolaris Franch. var. australis Baker f.
Common names: Dodzidunhu (Shona) Oldland rattlepod (English) Wild sunhemp (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See subsp. laburnifolia for general description. This subsp. is distinguished by the leaves being hairless, never obovate, rounded at the apex and sometimes emarginate. The pods are longer, up to 10.5 cm, with the base tapering into the stipe, which is less than half as long as the pod.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: laburnifolia: with leaves resembling a Laburnum (another genus in Papilionoideae); australis: southern.
Habitat: In tree savanna and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1050 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 89 - 90. (Includes a picture).

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 90 - 93.

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

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 23.


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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. australis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127940, retrieved 27 June 2016

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