1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia wildii Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Mackinder, R. Pasquet, R. Polhill and B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:5. 2001

    Habit
    Straggling much-branched aromatic sticky shrub 0.8–1.2 m tall; young branches densely pubescent and with numerous yellow tubercular based hairs; older stems pale grey, glabrescent, minutely fissured.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, grey-green, 0.9–3 × 0.6–2 cm, elliptic, rhombic or obovate, shortly mucronate from a rounded apex, rounded to faintly subcordate at the base, shortly pubescent and with longer tubercular based hairs but surface not at all obscured; venation strongly raised and reticulate beneath; petiole 7.5–20 mm long; rhachis 3.5–10 mm long; stipules 2.5 × 2 mm, ovate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and from upper axils, 3–7 cm long with dense pubescence and yellow tubercular based hairs; peduncle c. 10 mm long; pedicels c. 1 mm long; bracts 8 × 4–5.5 mm, elliptic, with similar hairs to rhachis.
    Calyx
    Calyx with similar hairs; tube 5 mm long; 3 lower teeth subequal with lowest slightly the longest, up to 10 mm long; 2 upper teeth divergent 8 mm long, joined for 3 mm.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, closely striate with blackish-purple, 22 × 12 mm (including claw), auricled at the base, glabrous; claw 5 mm long, deeply grooved, the groove extending on to the base of the standard for 4 mm and with prominent edges; wings yellow, narrowly oblong, auricled at the base; keel greenish, slightly striated with blackish-purple; blade 13 × 8 mm, semicircular-falcate; claw 5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Pods 2.5 × 1 cm, falcate, narrowed at the base, finely pubescent and with long tubercular based hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds (immature) reddish-brown, 5.5 × 4.5 mm.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia wildii Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 26, 2001 Kirk, J., Zambia K000070751
    Oct 26, 2001 Davies, R. [D 1979], Zimbabwe K000070755
    Oct 26, 2001 Wild, H. [3847], Zimbabwe K000070753 holotype
    Oct 26, 2001 Wild, H. [3847], Zimbabwe K000070754 holotype
    Oct 26, 2001 Bingham, M.G. [294], Zimbabwe K000070756
    Oct 26, 2001 Boentgen, S. [s.n.], Zambia K000070752

    First published in Kew Bull. 55: 137 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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