Crotalaria ochroleuca

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Crotalaria ochroleuca G.Don

Fabaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: ternate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: legume

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales
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Crotalaria ochroleuca belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Contents

Naming

Crotalaria ochroleuca was described by George Don in 1832. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Crotalaria ochroleuca is a species in the genus Crotalaria which contains approximately 756 to 884 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family). The type species of the genus is Crotalaria latifolia.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 1 to 1,5 metres.

Leaves

Crotalaria ochroleuca has ternate leaves that are alternate. The linear leaflets are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Crotalaria ochroleuca produces racemes of ligth-yellow pea-shaped flowers from August to October.

The plants produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Crotalaria ochroleuca is native to Africa.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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