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

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

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 47.

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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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 collina., retrieved 28 May 2024

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