Crotalaria pallida Aiton
var. pallida

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Crotalaria pallida var. pallida

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Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Crotalaria pallida var. pallida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

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Synonyms: Crotalaria mucronata Desv.
Crotalaria striata DC.
Common names: Broad-leaved rattlepod (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Probably introduced
Description:
Erect, robust herb, often well-branched and shrubby, up to 2 m. Leaves 3-foliolate with elliptic to obovate leaflets, appressed puberulous below. Flowers in dense erect, spike-like inflorescences, pale lemon-yellow. Pods inflated, pendent, up to 5 cm. See Crotalaria rogersii for comparison.
Notes: Widely cultivated as green manure and fodder crop.
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Habitat: Roadsides and disturbed ground
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - May
Worldwide distribution: A pantropical species.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 21 March 2006
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria pallida var. pallida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128080, retrieved 31 October 2014

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