Crotalaria lanceolata E. Mey.
subsp. lanceolata

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Crotalaria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
On ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Crotalaria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
On ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Crotalaria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
On ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Crotalaria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
On ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

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Synonyms: Crotalaria mossambicensis Klotzsch
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 1.7 m tall. Stems with some ascending branches, ribbed, appressed hairy, particularly when young. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, usually up to c. 11 cm long, thinly appressed puberulous below. Flowers in long many-flowered racemes. Standard yellow with reddish-purple veining on the outside. Keel shallowly rounded at the middle with a short incurved beak, shorter than the wings. Pod subsessile, cylindrical, up to 3.8 × 0.6 cm, sometimes, curved at the tip, appressed puberulous.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lanceolate or spear-shaped, referring to the shape of the leaflets.
Habitat: Occurring in open woodland, grassland and disturbed places, sometimes in moist places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1450 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape, and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 2 August 2009
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 90. As Crotalaria lanceolata (Includes a picture).

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


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Flora of Malawi: Crotalaria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata
Flora of Mozambique: Crotalaria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crotalaria lanceolata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria lanceolata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crotalaria lanceolata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crotalaria lanceolata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crotalaria lanceolata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria lanceolata
Ispot Southern Africa : Crotalaria lanceolata
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria lanceolata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria lanceolata
Tropicos: Crotalaria lanceolata
West African Plants database: Crotalaria lanceolata


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 lanceolata subsp. lanceolata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127970, retrieved 27 May 2016

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