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Crotalaria linifolia
L. f., Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

Chinese: xian ye zhu shi dou

English: narrow-leaved crotalaria

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Erect annual herb, 0.5-1 m high.  Stems little-branched, densely appressed tawny-pubescent; leaves simple, nearly sessile, the blade linear, 2-3.5 cm long, 3 mm wide, obtuse and shortly apiculate at apex, cuneate to obtuse at base, densely appressed-pubescent and paler beneath, less so above.  Inflorescence terminal or axillary racemes, elongate, laxly-flowered.  Flowers yellow, short-pedicelled, about 5 mm long; calyx densely appressed-pubescent, the lobes lanceolate, acute, not accrescent in fruit; corolla scarcely longer than the calyx, glabrous; ovary glabrous, sessile.  Pod ovoid, straight, equaling or slightly exceeding the calyx, black, glabrous"  (Walker, 1976; p. 555).

Description from Flora of China online.

Habitat/ecology:  "In grassy fields and roadsides" (Walker, 1976; p. 555).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  India to South China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia (Li et al., 1977; p. 233).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Federated States of Micronesia
Yap Islands
Yap (Waqab) Island introduced
Fosberg, F. R./Sachet, Marie-Hélène/Oliver, Royce (1979) (p. 106)
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Islands   Swarbrick, John T. (1997) (p. 90)
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
invasive
Tassin, Jacques (2005)
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
invasive
MacKee, H. S. (1994) (p. 82)
Vouchers cited: Schmid 30 (NOU), MacKee 28354, Toutain 3311 (NOU)
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island)
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands   Merrill, Elmer D. (1923) (p. 272)
In open grasslands at low and medium altitudes, in Benguet ascending to 1,400 m.
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Northern Territory native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
China
China
China (People's Republic of) native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
"Slopes, seashore sandy areas, along trails; 400-2500 m".
China
China
Hong Kong introduced
cultivated
Wu, Te-lin (2001) (p. 141)
Also var. stenophylla (Vogel) C. Y. Yang
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia (Republic of)   Holm, Leroy/Pancho, Juan V./Herberger, James P./Plucknett, Donald L. (1979) (p. 103)
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Japan
Ryukyu Islands
Ryukyu Islands native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia (country of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Taiwan
Taiwan Island
Taiwan Island native
Zhengyi, Wu/Raven, Peter H./Deyuan, Hong (2013)
"Slopes, seashore sandy areas, along trails; 400-2500 m".


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