Crotalaria recta A.Rich.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Crotalaria recta A.Rich. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000210627. Accessed on: 04 Mar 2021'

Morphology

Seeds oblique-cordiform, with the narrow end strongly incurved, ± 4 mm. long, smooth or papillose around the hilum, iron-grey.

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    Pod shortly stipitate, broadly oblong-clavate, up to 52–60 mm. long, 18–20 mm. across, glabrous (occasionally hairy in Ethiopia), ± 26–34-seeded.

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    Racemes shortly and stoutly pedunculate, up to 20–50 cm. long, with many fairly closely arranged flowers; bracts linear-lanceolate, caudate, up to 8–11 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the upper half of the pedicel, filiform, 2–5 mm. long.

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    Stipules linear-lanceolate, up to 6–9 mm. long, deflexed.

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    Standard suborbicular, yellow, veined and suffused with maroon or purple at the base inside, veined and sometimes diffused outside, glabrous or with a few hairs at the apex outside; wings oblong-obovate, longer than the keel, dark marked at the base; keel rounded about the middle, with a short incurved twisted beak, 12–15 mm. long.

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    Calyx 9–12 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, subglabrous to appressed pubescent; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube or a little longer.

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    Perennial, usually with several erect sparingly branched stems, up to 1–2·7 m. tall.

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    Stems hollow, ribbed, appressed pubescent.

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    Leaves 3-folio-late; leaflets linear-lanceolate, oblanceolate-elliptic, elliptic or obovate, up to 1·8–14 cm. long, (1·4–)2·5–6 cm. wide, glabrous above, thinly to densely appressed pubescent beneath; petiole shallow and broadly grooved, up to 2·5–4(–6) cm. long.

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    Seeds c. 4 mm long, oblique-cordiform, with the narrow end strongly incurved, smooth or papillose around the hilum, iron-grey.

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    Racemes 15–50 cm long, many-flowered; bracts 6–11 mm long, linear-lanceolate, caudate; bracteoles on the pedicel, 2–5 mm long, filiform.

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    Calyx 9–12 mm long, glabrous or pubescent; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube or longer.

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    Perennial, usually with several erect sparingly branched stems, usually 1–2(3) m tall; stems hollow, ribbed, appressed pubescent.

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    Leaves 3(rarely 5)-foliolate; leaflets mostly 2–14(20) × 1–6 cm, linear-lanceolate, oblanceolate-elliptic, elliptic or obovate, pubescent beneath; petiole (0.7)2–6 cm long; stipules (3)6–9 mm long, linear-lanceolate.

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    Standard subcircular, yellow, veined and suffused purplish at the base inside, glabrous or with a few hairs at the apex outside; wings oblong-obovate, longer than the keel, dark mark at the base; keel 1.2–1.5 cm long, rounded, with a short incurved twisted beak.

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    Pod shortly stipitate, 4.5–6.5 × 1.5–2 cm, broadly oblong-clavate, glabrous (in the Flora Zambesiaca area), c. 26–34-seeded.

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    Plante' herbacée ou arbuste, dressé et ramifié, de 1-2,5 m de haut; rameaux sillonnés, apprimés-pubescents à glabres.' Feuilles' 3-foliolées; stipules lancéolés, de 3-6 mm de long, réfléchies, persistantes; pétiole de 1,5-4 cm de long, canaliculé, pubescent; folioles à pétiolule de 1-2 mm de long; limbe oblancéolé-elliptique, oblong-lancéolé à obovale, aigu à la base, aigu ou arrondi et mucroné au sommet, de 3-14 cm de long et de 1-4 cm de large, subcoriace, discolore, à points translucides visibles à la loupe, glabre en dessus, apprimé-pubérulent en dessous; nervures secondaires en creux en dessus, saillantes en dessous.' Racèmes' terminaux, robustes, à rachis apprimé-pubérulent; bractées lancéolées, de 7-10 mm de long, persistantes.' Fleurs' jaune citron, veinées de pourpre noir, de 1,7-2 cm de long et de ± 2 cm de large; pédicelle de 6-9 mm de long, tomenteux à pubescent; bractéoles situées dans la moitié supérieure du pédicelle, filiformes, de 3-5 mm de long; calice plus court que la corolle, glabre ou à lobes parfois éparsement poilus au sommet, à tube de 5 mm de long; lobes lancéolés, de 7-8 mm de long; étendard plus long que la carène, orbiculaire, arrondi aux extrémités et mucronulé au sommet, de 14-17 mm de long et de 15-20 mm de large, veiné de rouge, glabre, à appendices lamelliformes tomenteux à la base, à onglet épais de 4-5 mm de long à bords tomenteux; ailes plus longues et recouvrant la carène, obovales-elliptiques, de 13-14 mm de long et de 6-8 mm de large au sommet, veinées, glabres; carène à onglet de 5 mm de long ± tomenteux à l'intérieur, falciforme-courbée, courtement rostrée, de 11 mm de long et de 7 mm de large, à bords dorsaux tomenteux dans la moitié inférieure et ventraux tomenteux à la base; rostre un peu tordu, à sommet court obtus et un peu incurvé; étamines à gouttière de 8-9 mm de long; filets de 3-6 mm de long; petites anthères de 0,8 mm de long, les grandes de 2 mm de long; ovaire oblong, de 7-8 mm de long, glabre; stipe de 1-1,5 mm de long, glabre; style courbé, de 10-14 mm de long; ovules 30-32.' Gousses' oblongues- claviformes, élargies au sommet, de 4-5(8) cm de long et de 1,2-1,5 cm de large, glabres; stipe de ± 4 mm de long.' Graines ± 25, de ± 3 mm de diam.

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    Robust perennial, usually with several erect sparingly branched stems, usually 1-2(-3) m tall; stems hollow, ribbed, appressed pubescent. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear-lanceolate, oblanceolate-elliptic, elliptic or obovate, mostly 2-14(-20) x 1-6 cm, thinly to densely appressed pubescent beneath; petiole shallowly and broadly grooved, (0.7-)2-6 cm long. Stipules linear-lanceolate, (3-)6-9 mm long, deflexed. Racemes shortly and stoutly pedunculate, up to 20-50 cm long, sub-densely many-flowered; bracts linear-lanceolate, caudate, (6-)8-11 mm long; bracteoles inserted on the upper half of the pedicel, filiform, 2-5 mm long. Calyx 9-12 mm long, subglabrous to appressed pubescent; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube or a little longer. Standard subcircular, yellow, veined and suffused with maroon or purple at the base inside, veined and sometimes diffused outside, glabrous except sometimes at the apex outside; wings oblong-obovate, longer than the keel, dark marked at the base; keel rounded about the middle, with a short incurved twisted beak, 1.2-1.5 cm long. Legume shortly stipitate, broadly oblong-clavate, 4.5-6.5 x 1.5-2 cm, usually glabrous (occasionally hairy in Ethiopia), ±26-34-seeded. Seeds oblique-cordiform, with the narrow end strongly incurved, ±4 mm long, smooth or papillose around the hilum, iron-grey.

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    Habitat

    Savane boisée, galeries forestières, brousse, jachères, anciennes cultures, sur sol humifère et argileux.

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    Wooded and upland grassland, forest margins, wet places at lower altitudes.

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    Distribution

    Of tropical Africa from N. Nigeria and Cameroun to Ethiopia, south to the Transvaal and Swaziland, west to Angola.

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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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