Crotalaria rogersii Baker f.

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Crotalaria rogersii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park Nature Reserve, Harare

Crotalaria rogersii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park Nature Reserve, Harare

Crotalaria rogersii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Swan Drive, Alexandra Park

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Erect perennial shrubby herb with many stems; growing up to 2 m, but mostly smaller.
Notes: Similar to Crotalaria pallida which lacks the typical purple flush in the flowers and has different pods.
Derivation of specific name: rogersii: named for the Reverend F.A. Rogers who collected the type specimen in Zambia in 1909
Habitat: A species of disturbed places in woodland and savanna, also in damp areas near dams rivers and vleis. Often persisting on cultivated ground.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 21 March 2006

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

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 136 - 137.

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Flora of Malawi: Crotalaria rogersii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria rogersii
African Plant Database: Crotalaria rogersii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria rogersii
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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 rogersii., retrieved 30 November 2023

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