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Crotalaria agatiflora Schweinf.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Crotalaria agatiflora Schweinf. APNI*

Description: Shrub mostly 1–2 m high, usually much-branched, glabrous.

Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate to elliptic or broad-elliptic, mostly 1–5 cm long, 10–35 mm wide; petiole 4–12 cm long; stipules 4–12 mm long, caducous.

Racemes up to 40 cm long, many-flowered; pedicels c. 10 mm long; bracts linear to narrow-ovate, 1–9 mm long. Calyx 1.6–3 cm long, usually glabrous. Corolla 20–55 mm long, greenish yellow; wings shorter than keel; keel incurved near middle, beak c. 40 mm long, not twisted.

Pod 70–100 cm long, glabrous; seeds 6–9 mm long, pale brown.


Flowering: mostly autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated and sometimes naturalized in Sydney district. Native of trop. & C Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC
Other Australian states: *Qld
AVH map***

Text by C. Gardner & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. agatiflora

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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