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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub (0.6)1.2–1.5 m tall; stems dark, densely pale yellow-brown pubescent.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 1.7–3.7 × 1.2–3 cm, ovate, the laterals slightly oblique, acute at the apex, rounded, truncate or faintly cordate at the base, discolorous, dark on upper surface and with white pubescence, grey-white beneath and densely velvety with tangled white hairs, 3-nerved from the base to just over halfway; venation ± impressed above, raised and reticulate beneath; petiole 4–16 mm long; rhachis 5–10 mm long; stipules c. 2 mm long, oblong, very early deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences short, 1(3?)-flowered; peduncle c. 10 mm long; pedicels 6 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely glandular pubescent; tube 5 × 6 mm; upper lobes joined for 3 mm to form a bifid lip 5 × 5 mm, laterals 5 × 2.5 mm, triangular, acuminate, lowest lobe 8 × 2.5 mm, triangular-lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow with keel dark purplish at tip; standard 22 × 12 mm including 5 mm long claw, obovate, densely pubescent outside; wings 8 × 4 excluding 6 mm long claw, elliptic-oblong; keel much longer, 1.5 × 7 mm excluding 7 mm long claw.
    Androecium
    Androecium 2 cm long.
    Fruits
    Pods immature, 25 × 7 mm, oblong, densely covered with long silky gland based ± appressed hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.

    Images

    Distribution

    Rhynchosia chapmanii Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 26, 2001 Chapman, J.D. [5809], Malawi K000070757 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 55: 140 (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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