Crotalaria anthyllopsis Welw. ex Baker

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Crotalaria anthyllopsis

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Crotalaria anthyllopsis

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Synonyms: Crotalaria anthyllopsis Welw. ex Baker var. albopilosa R.E. Fr.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Annual herb, shortly erect or semi-prostrate, all parts covered in white hairs. Leaves simple, ovate to oblong-lanceolate. Inflorescences dense, many-flowered. Flowers pale yellow with purple veins. Pods less than 1 cm, subspherical, densely hairy.
Derivation of specific name: anthyllopsis: from Anthyllis (Kidney vetch) another papilionoid legume.
Habitat: In open woodland, grassland and disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: West, East and Central Africa; from Mali and Ethiopia to Angola and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 66.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 217.

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 46.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 148.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 57.

Polhill, R.M. (1982). Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. Pages 210 - 211.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 148.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crotalaria anthyllopsis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria anthyllopsis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria anthyllopsis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria anthyllopsis., retrieved 27 May 2024

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