Crotalaria virgulata Klotzsch
subsp. grantiana (Harv.) Polhill

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Crotalaria virgulata subsp. grantiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. grantiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. grantiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Crotalaria virgulata subsp. grantiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Crotalaria grantiana Harv.
Common names:
Status: Native
See subsp. virgulata for general description details. This subsp. is distinguished by a more bushy habit; Leaves on longer lateral shoots and less obviously appearing tufted; inflorescences mostly supplementary, 1-2 flowered on 1-2 cm long filiform flowering stems appearing axillary; indumentum whitish.
Derivation of specific name: grantiana: after William Brebner Lyall Grant (1832-1862), Scottish-born doctor and naturalist who collected plants, birds and insects in Natal.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 950 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: (This subsp.) Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa as far as Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status:
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 67.

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

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 181 - 185. (Includes a picture).

Polhill, R.M. (1982). Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. Pages 290 - 293. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 64.

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Flora of Botswana: Crotalaria virgulata subsp. grantiana
Flora of Mozambique: Crotalaria virgulata subsp. grantiana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crotalaria virgulata
African Plant Database: Crotalaria virgulata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria virgulata
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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 virgulata subsp. grantiana., retrieved 2 April 2023

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