Crotalaria collina Polhill

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Crotalaria collina

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Nyawari, Nyanga

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Status: Native
Bushy perennial up to 1 m. Young branches densely covered in longish hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate with elliptic-obovate leaflets, appressed hairy beneath. Flowers in dense, many-flowered racemes, bright yellow. Pods ellipsoid 1-1.6 cm, densely covered in longish hairs.
Derivation of specific name: collina: of the hills, growing on hills
Habitat: In grassland and along forest edges, often on rocky hillsides, occasionally in woodland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1950 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and adjacent parts of Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Endemic status: Near Endemic?
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 June 2006

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 134.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria collina
African Plant Database: Crotalaria collina
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crotalaria collina
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria collina
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crotalaria collina
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JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria collina
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria collina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria collina
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crotalaria collina
Tropicos: Crotalaria collina

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria collina., retrieved 25 June 2019

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