Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Crotalaria dinteri Schinz

Crotalaria dinteri


Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Crotalaria dinteri Schinz
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: Decumbent or ascending perennial, with generally velutinous stems 0.3–1 m long, occasionally glabrous throughout. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 8–17 x 5–14 mm, elliptic to obovate, rounded to retuse at the apex, cuneate to the base, usually densely puberulous at least beneath; petiole 3–13 mm long; stipules 1–2 mm long, attenuate-triangular. Racemes c. 5–25 cm long, laxly (6)12–20(30)-flowered; buds ascending; bracts 1–1.5 mm long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles usually on the calyx, 1 mm long. Calyx 4.5–6 mm long, usually appressed puberulous; upper lobes oblong, twice as long as the tube, abruptly contracted to an excentric apiculate tip, sometimes with white hairs on margin inside. Standard broadly elliptic, yellow, finely lined reddish and usually pubescent outside; wings oblong-obovate, nearly as long as the keel; keel (7)8–10 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak, lanate along the upper suture. Pod subsessile, 8–9 x 5–6 mm, ellipsoid or ellipsoid-obovoid, pubescent, 6–8-seeded. Mature seeds not seen. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Zambesiaca)

Crotalaria dinteri is a perennial, stems prostrate or erect and may reach 1 m in length. The leaves have three leaflets slightly crassulescentes, elliptic (8-17 x 5-14 mm), rounded or notched at the tip, wedge at the base. The inflorescence is a raceme usually comprising 6-20 flowers. The flowers have a calyx whose lobes are twice as long as the tube, the flag is yellow gold and finely streaked with red wings and hull are almost the same length. The pod is ovoid, swollen, covered with short hair, its length hardly reaches 1 cm and contains 6-8 seeds. (from / translated from French by Google Translate)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 21 Mar 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/640 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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