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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Climber 1.4–2 m tall; stems pale to dark, wiry with short whitish deflexed pubescence.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 2.3–7 × 1.6–6 cm, terminal triangular-rhombic with strongly rounded sides and broadly acuminate apex with concave sides, laterals asymmetrical, finely shortly pubescent on venation and with dense orange gland dots beneath; petiole 1.7–7 cm long; rhachis 0.6–2.2 cm long; stipules 2–3 × 1–2 mm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, 11–15 cm long including 5–6.5 cm long peduncles; pedicels 9 mm long; bracts 4 × 2 mm, ovate to elliptic, acuminate, deciduous.
    Calyx
    Calyx finely pubescent and glandular; tube 2.5 mm long; upper lobes 3–4 × 1 mm, lanceolate-acuminate, joined for ± half their length; laterals 3 × 1.2 mm, triangular; lowest lobe triangular-lanceolate, 5 × 1.2 mm.
    Corolla
    Standard greenish-white to golden-yellow with purple nerves or purple-brown outside, 13 × 12 mm, obovate, slightly pubescent outside; wings bright golden to pale yellow; keel similarly coloured but often dark at the apex.
    Fruits
    Pods pale yellow-brown with greenish reticulation, 2.3 × 0.8 cm, oblong, with two marked circular raised areas on faces above the seeds 6 mm in diameter, margins of pods distinctly raised, shortly puberulous particularly along the margins; stipe 5–9 mm long.
    Seeds
    Seeds at first hanging from valves, black, 5 mm in diameter or 4.1 × 5.5 mm, subglobose to very broadly ellipsoid.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia stipitata Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 25, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [5451], Zambia K000072375
    Jun 25, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [6809], Zambia K000072377
    Jun 25, 2002 White, F. [1964], Zambia K000072373
    Jun 25, 2002 White, F. [2918], Zambia K000072376
    Jun 25, 2002 unknown [Dep.of Ag. 13], Zambia K000072372
    Jun 25, 2002 Davies, R. [744], Zimbabwe K000072381
    Jun 25, 2002 Bingham, M.G. [174], Zimbabwe K000072378
    Jun 25, 2002 Bingham, M.G. [1336], Zimbabwe K000072379
    Jun 25, 2002 Gilges, W. [330], Zambia K000072374
    Jun 25, 2002 Smith, P.A. [2705], Botswana K000072370
    Jun 25, 2002 Goldsmith [58/55], Zimbabwe K000072382
    Jun 25, 2002 Terry, J. [144], Botswana K000072371
    Jun 25, 2002 Mitchell, E.M. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000072380

    First published in Kew Bull. 55: 142 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0