Crotalaria lachnophora A. Rich.

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Crotalaria lachnophora

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Glenara Avenue South, just outside Mukuvisi Woodland game fence

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Status: Native
Description:
Bushy herb or shrub, 1‒3 m tall, with numerous hairy branches. Leaves 3-foliolate. leaflets silky pubescent at least beneath, petiole usually shorter than leaflets; stipules mostly 5‒25 mm long, oblong-falcate, caudate, very unequal-sided. Racemes terminal, laxly few‒many-flowered. Calyx 1.1‒1.5(1.8) cm long, brownish spreading tomentose, upper and lateral lobes coherent, narrowly triangular, ± twice as long as the tube. Standard subcircular, clear yellow, fading orange-red; keel abruptly rounded in the lower half, with a relatively short straight blunt beak, lanate towards the upper edge. Pod subsessile, broadly cylindrical, with a dense shaggy indumentum.
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Derivation of specific name: lachno-: woolly; lachnophora: wool-bearing
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Flowering time:Feb - Jun
Worldwide distribution: FZ distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Global: Tropical Africa from Senegal and Ethiopia to Zimbabwe and Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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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 155.

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) Page 108.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 108.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria lachnophora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127960, retrieved 18 December 2017

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