Crotalaria agatiflora subsp. agatiflora

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Woody subshrub, 1–2 m high; stems glabrous. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets broadly elliptic, ovate or lanceolate, 1–7 cm long, 10–35 mm wide, glabrous; petiole 3–12 cm long; stipules 4–12 mm long, linear, caducous. Raceme terminal, up to 40 cm long, many-flowered; peduncle stout; pedicles 10–15 mm long; bracts caducous; bracteoles 1–5 mm long, filiform, persistent. Flowers 20–55 mm long; calyx 1.5–3 cm long, usually glabrous, appearing 3-lobed, lobes longer than tube; corolla greenish-yellow; standard reflexed; wings shorter than keel; keel incurved, with straight, slightly darkened beak to c. 60 mm long. Pod subcylindrical, 7–10 cm long, glabrous, many-seeded; seeds 6–9 mm long, pale brown. Flowers Aug.–May

*EGL. Also naturalised WA, Qld, NSW. Native to Africa. Known in Victoria from a single roadside population near Mallacoota, where apparently a garden escape.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-04-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-18
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Crotalaria
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Crotalaria agatiflora subsp. agatiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crotalaria agatiflora subsp. agatiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
New South Wales