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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to India.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Somalia-Masai woodland, Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb

[FTEA]

Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology General Habit
Erect woody herb or scrambler 0·3–1·5 m. long or tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems densely velvety tomentose with short, mostly rather spreading greyish-white hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaflets 3, the terminal one typically markedly transversely elliptic or rhom-boid, less often ovate-triangular, 0·4–3 cm. long, 0·6–3·3(–4) cm. wide, acute to obtusely rounded at the apex, laterals obliquely ovate, 0·3–1·5 cm. long, 0·4–1·4 cm. wide, mostly ± acute at the apex, all rounded at the base, densely usually velvety pubescent on both surfaces, gland-dotted on both surfaces but especially so beneath where the paler greenish-yellow gland-dots are so numerous that they are scarcely separated from each other by their own width (when fully developed they give a peculiar greyish yellow-green appearance to the foliage); petiole 0·5–3 cm. long; rhachis 0·2–1 cm. long; petiolules 0·5–2 mm. long; stipules linear-lanceolate, 2·5–4 mm. long, 0·5 mm. wide, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences rather lax, much shorter to somewhat longer than the leaves, 1–10-flowered; rhachis 0·5–7·5 cm. long; peduncle obsolete (i.e. with lowest flower almost in the axil) to 2 cm. long; pedicels 0·5–1·5(–3) mm. long; bracts deciduous, linear-lanceolate, 1·5–2 mm. long, 0·2 mm. wide, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shortly pubescent and with yellow gland-dots; tube 1–2 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate, the lowest the longest, 2·5–4·5 mm. long, 0·5–1 mm. wide, the laterals 1·5–3 mm. long, 0·3–0·5 mm. wide, the upper pair 2–3 mm. long, joined only at the base or for ± half their length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pale yellow, obovate-oblong, 4–6·5 mm. long, 3–4 mm. wide, rather densely whitish pubescent outside save near the claw.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods falcate-oblong, 1·5–2 cm. long, 4·5–6 mm. wide, narrowed towards the base, apiculate, finely densely pubescent with very short white hairs and with small pale gland-dots.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds red-brown or brown, mottled black, rounded-oblong, compressed; longest dimension 3·5–4·5 mm., shorter dimension 2·5–3 mm., 1·5–2 mm. thick.
Habitat
Acacia woodland, also grassland and open Commiphora schimperi bushland on grey soil and gravel of old lake beaches; 690–1020 m.
Distribution
and ? South West Africa (variant intermediate with R. Candida (Hiern) Torre) K4 T2

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Erect or scrambling woody herb; stems densely tomentose with greyish-white hairs
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 3, rhomboid or ovate-triangular, 0.4–3 x 0.6–3.5 cm, velvety pubescent and densely dotted with pale glands on both surfaces, especially beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences rather lax, 1–10-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shortly pubescent and with yellow gland-dots
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pale yellow, 4–6.5 mm long, rather densely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 15–20 x 4.5–6 mm, densely pubescent with very short white hairs and with small pale gland-dots.
Distribution
N1 ?SW Africa and Arabia to India.
Ecology
Altitude up to 700 m.
Vernacular
Jinijini, miryi edalis (Somali).

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Kenya, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen

Rhynchosia pulverulenta Stocks appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 4: 147 (1852)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Shaheen, H., Qureshi, R., Akram, A., Gulfraz, M. & Potter, D. (2014). A preliminary floristic checklist of Thal desert Punjab, Pakistan Pakistn Journal of Botany 46: 13-18.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 25: 105 (1971).
  • Stocks in Hook., Kew Journ. Bot. 4: 147 (1852).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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International Legume Database and Information Service
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