Crotalaria pallidicaulis Harms

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Crotalaria pallidicaulis

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Synonyms: Crotalaria athroophylla I. Verd.
Crotalaria multicolor Merxm.
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub 1‒3(4) m tall, with hairy, sometimes glabrescent branches. Leaves often with short axillary shoots bearing a cluster of smaller leaves, stipules absent. Racemes with usually numerous laxly arranged flowers.
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: FZ distribution: Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana. Also: DRC (Katanga) & Tanzania
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 37.

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

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

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 93 - 94.

Polhill, R.M. (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 93 - 94.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 63.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 23. as Crotalaria arthroophylla


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria pallidicaulis., retrieved 20 February 2018

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