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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Herb or subshrub 0.5–1.8 m tall; stems clustered, angular, with prominent nodes, densely grey pubescent when young, older parts glabrous; short lateral branches sometimes present.
    Leaflets
    Leaflet 1, 2.5–7.5 × 1.4–4.3 cm, elliptic-ovate, obtuse at the apex, cordate at the base, grey pubescent on both surfaces, velvety when very young, eventually glabrescent; venation raised and very reticulate beneath, strongly contrasting with ± plane venation above; petiole and petiolule together 4–7 mm long; stipules 3–5 × 0.8 mm, lanceolate, glabrous inside.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal and from upper axils, 5–8.5 cm long, the flowers congested; rhachis densely velvety grey pubescent and with some longer yellow tubercular based hairs; pedicels 2 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent similar to rhachis; tube shortly tubular, 4–5 mm long; lobes subequal, 5–7 mm long, lanceolate, the upper pair shortly joined.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow; standard with purple striae, 17 × 8 mm (including 5 mm long claw), oblong-obovate, auricled at the base, glabrous; keel with dark purple tips.
    Ovary
    Ovary densely silky hairy.
    Fruits
    Pods not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 26, 2001 Munch, R.C. [85], Mozambique K000070764
    Oct 26, 2001 Wild, H. [2926], Mozambique K000070762 holotype
    Oct 26, 2001 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [1462], Zimbabwe K000070763
    Oct 26, 2001 Barrett, R.L. [48/55], Zimbabwe K000070765

    First published in Kew Bull. 55: 144 (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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