Crotalaria inyangensis Polhill

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Crotalaria inyangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Status: Native
Description:
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.
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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
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Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Highlands of Eastern Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 August 2013
Literature:

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 140.

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).


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JSTOR Plant Science: Crotalaria inyangensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crotalaria inyangensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crotalaria inyangensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crotalaria inyangensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria inyangensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127880, retrieved 20 September 2017

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