Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Tropical America to sw U.S. and Florida.
Catalog Number: US 1206917
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. A. Purpus
Locality: Near Buena Vista., Chiapas, Mexico, North America
- Isotype: Brandegee, T. S. 1924. Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 10: 406.
Habitat and Ecology
C. pumila is a herbaceous species with wide environmental tolerance and potential for ecological restoration and agroforestry systems. For that reason the species has probably been introduced in some countries, where it has then turned out to be an invasive weed, this might also be due to the capacity of spreading easily through seed dispersal (each pod contains 20+ seeds). The seeds are toxic to livestock.
Comments: Pinelands, hammocks, adjacent to beaches or mangroves, disturbed and ruderal waste areas (Isely, 1990).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Crotalaria pumila
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Crotalaria pumila
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure
Reasons: Widespread and common.