Crotalaria microcarpa Benth.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Crotalaria microcarpa Benth. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000210556. Accessed on: 27 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Much branched spreading and ascending or procumbent annual, up to 3–7 dm. tall, more rarely persisting as a perennial in damp places.

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    Stem covered with rather long white subappressed or spreading hairs.

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    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets lanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 12–28 mm. long, 4–7 mm. wide, pilose on both surfaces; petiole up to 2–4 mm. long.

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    Stipules filiform, 1–2 mm. long.

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    Flowers few to numerous in heads or short dense, rarely lax, racemes on a slender 3–10 cm. long peduncle; bracts linear or linear-lanceolate, 1·5–3·5 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, filiform, ± 1–2 mm. long.

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    Calyx 2·5–3·5 mm. long, appressed pilose; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube.

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    Standard elliptic-obovate, yellow, usually marked red, pubescent outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower part, with a straight or slightly recurved narrow untwisted beak, 4·5–7·5 mm. long.

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    Pod sessile, ellipsoid-oblong or conoid-oblong, 4–7·5 mm. long, 2–4 mm. across, pubescent, ± 8–12-seeded.

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    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 1–1·2 mm. long, smooth, brown.

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    Seeds c. 1–1.2 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, brown.

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    Standard elliptic-obovate, yellow, usually marked (or flushed) reddish, pubescent outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel 4.5–7.5 mm long, angled in the lower part, with a straight or slightly recurved narrow beak.

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    Pod sessile, 4–7.5 × 2–3 mm, ellipsoid-oblong or conoid-oblong, pubescent, c. 8–12-seeded.

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    Flowers few to numerous in heads or short dense (rarely lax) racemes on a slender relatively well developed peduncle; bracts 1.5–3.5 mm long, linear or linear-lanceolate; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, smaller.

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    Calyx 2.5–3.5 mm long, pilose; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube.

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    Much branched spreading annual or short-lived perennial, 10–70 cm tall, covered with longish appressed or spreading hairs.

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    Leaves shortly petiolate, 3-foliolate; leaflets 10–30 × 3–8 mm, narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, pilose on both surfaces; stipules 0.5–2 mm long, setaceous.

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     Information From

    Fabaceae
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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