Crotalaria microcarpa Hochst. ex Benth.

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Crotalaria microcarpa

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Conservation Lower Zambezi

Crotalaria microcarpa

Photo: Mike Bingham
Upper Zambezi, Sioma, Ngonye Falls

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Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched spreading annual or short-lived perennial, 10‒70 cm tall, covered with longish appressed or spreading hairs. Leaves shortly petiolate, 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, pilose on both surfaces. Flowers few to numerous in heads or short dense (rarely lax) racemes on a slender relatively well developed peduncle. Pod sessile, 4‒7.5 x 2‒3 mm, ellipsoid-oblong or conoid-cordiform, pubescent, c. 8‒12 seeded.
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Derivation of specific name: microcarpa: with small fruits.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the savanna regions of tropical Africa, from Mali and Ethiopia to Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Literature:

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 160.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 160.


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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 microcarpa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128010, retrieved 23 October 2017

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