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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Subshrub 1.5–2 m tall, with upper parts, inflorescences, pods, etc. densely covered with yellow probably sticky tubercular based setae c. 2 mm long; stems dark brown, the lower parts not setose but woolly-pubescent, the hairs tending to be in longitudinal lines.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 2–5 × 0.8–2.2 cm, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, long-acuminate to a very narrow apex, rounded at the base, the laterals slightly oblique, all rather sparsely pubescent with ± tubercular based hairs, densest on the margins and venation beneath; petioles 10–20 mm long; rhachis 5–10 mm long; petiolules 2–2.5 mm long; stipules 6.5 × 3.5 mm, oblong-ovate, glabrous inside.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences up to 12 cm long including peduncle up to 6 cm long; bracts 10 × 4 mm, ovate-lanceolate, pubescent outside; pedicels 4 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx bristly pubescent; tube 5 mm long, cupular; lobes linear-lanceolate, the lowest 17 × 2 mm, laterals 11 × 1.5–2 mm, the upper pair joined for c. 6 mm, forming a bifid lobe 1 mm wide at the base, with apical divisions 5 × 0.5 mm.
    Corolla
    Corolla greenish-yellow; standard 13 × 8 mm excluding the 4 mm long claw, narrowly elliptic, pubescent outside; wings 10 × 3.5 mm excluding the 4.5 mm long claw, narrowly oblong; keel petals 11 × 5.5 mm excluding 5 mm long claw, obovate-oblong.
    Fruits
    Pods 20 × 8 mm, ± oblong, covered with long setiform tubercular based hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish-brown, 5.2 × 3.5 × 2.8 mm, ± reniform, with white rim aril.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Rhynchosia torrei Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 26, 2001 Torre, A.R. [3556], Mozambique K000070746 isotype
    Harris, T. [221], Mozambique K000613296
    Patel, H. [7389], Mozambique K000613651
    Mphamba, S. [16], Mozambique K000613710

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 3(5): 178 (2001)

    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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