Crotalaria variegata Welw. ex Baker

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Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Crotalaria variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

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Synonyms: Crotalaria gweloensis (Baker f.) Milne-Redh.
Crotalaria sericifolia Harms var. gweloensis Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Trailing perennial herb. Leaves 3-foliolate, with short petioles. Flowers in umbel-like inflorescences. Calyx with narrow lobes, these 2-4 times as long as the tube. Standard blue or white inside; wings yellow. Legume 1.2-1.6 cm, oblong-ellipsoid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: variegata: irregularly coloured, blotched
Habitat: Open ground in woodland and wooded grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: South-central Africa, just extending into Tanzania and Shaba, DRC.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 December 2012
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.


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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 variegata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128330, retrieved 29 May 2016

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