Crotalaria sphaerocarpa Perr. ex DC.
subsp. sphaerocarpa

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Crotalaria sphaerocarpa subsp. sphaerocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crotalaria sphaerocarpa subsp. sphaerocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Crotalaria sphaerocarpa subsp. sphaerocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

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Synonyms: Crotalaria nubica Benth.
Common names: Mealie crotalaria (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual up to 1 m, much-branched from the base. Stems covered in appressed or spreading hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate, with leaflets very variable, mostly linear to (ob)lanceolate, with long hairs at least beneath. Flowers in long, lax terminal racemes, pale yellow, pubescent on the outside. Pods very shortly oblong-ellipsoid, almost as wide as long, pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sphaerocarpa: with spherical fruits
Habitat: In savannah woodland usually on sandy soil near rivers.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 264. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 180. (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 158 - 160. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 63.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 211.


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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crotalaria sphaerocarpa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria sphaerocarpa
Ispot Southern Africa : Crotalaria sphaerocarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria sphaerocarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria sphaerocarpa
Tropicos: Crotalaria sphaerocarpa
West African Plants database: Crotalaria sphaerocarpa


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 sphaerocarpa subsp. sphaerocarpa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128260, retrieved 26 June 2016

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