Crotalaria inyangensis Polhill

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (1)

Crotalaria inyangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb. Stems prostrate up to 60 cm long, covered in short, stiff, mostly spreading hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic-oblong to elliptic-obovate, 1-3 cm long, appressed puberulous beneath. Flowers in fairly dense racemes up to 15 cm long; bracts 2-4 mm long, linear, sometimes exceeding the pedicel. Standard elliptic to subcircular, yellow, lined and aging reddish-brown, puberulous outside; wings as long as the keel; keel 7-9 mm long, angular with a narrow twisted beak. Pods subsessile, ellipsoid-obovoid, 7-9 mm long, pubescent, 6-8-seeded.
Derivation of specific name: inyangensis: of the Nyanga (Inyanga) area of the Eastern Highlands
Habitat: Grassland, sometimes in rocky places by streams.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Highlands of Eastern Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Saturday 3 August 2013

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) Pages 178 - 179. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. (1982). Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. Pages 287 - 289. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Crotalaria inyangensis:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria inyangensis
African Plant Database: Crotalaria inyangensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crotalaria inyangensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crotalaria inyangensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crotalaria inyangensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Crotalaria inyangensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crotalaria inyangensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria inyangensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria inyangensis
Plants of the World Online: Crotalaria inyangensis
Tropicos: Crotalaria inyangensis
Wikipedia: Crotalaria inyangensis

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 inyangensis., retrieved 25 June 2024

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use