Crotalaria ochroleuca G. Don

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Crotalaria ochroleuca

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Crotalaria ochroleuca

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb, up to 2.5 m. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear to linear-lanceolate with appressed hairs on the under surface. Flowers in long laxly-flowered racemes, pale yellow-cream, veined with maroon. The keel with a long projecting beak. Pod broadly cylindric with short appressed hairs.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In damp grass, rivers, floodplain, vleis and road sides. Occasionally as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1750 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 June 2006
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 32 - 33. (Includes a picture).

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

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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Ispot Southern Africa : Crotalaria ochroleuca
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria ochroleuca
Tropicos: Crotalaria ochroleuca
West African Plants database: Crotalaria ochroleuca


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 ochroleuca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128060, retrieved 11 February 2016

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