Crotalaria macrocarpa E. Mey.
subsp. matopoensis Polhill

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Notes: Subsp. macrocarpa occurs in bushveld regions in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Derivation of specific name: macrocarpa: with large fruits
Habitat: In dense woodland and in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: This subspecies is only known from the Matobo area in western Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 218. as Crotalaria macrocarpa

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 244. As Crotalaria macrocarpa

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 166.

Other sources of information about Crotalaria macrocarpa subsp. matopoensis:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria macrocarpa subsp. matopoensis., retrieved 28 November 2023

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