1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Bolusia Benth.
      1. Bolusia amboensis (Schinz) Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Namibia.

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Erect to procumbent perennial herb (sometimes annual?) 0.2–0.5 m high.
    Leaves
    Leaves digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets (5)13–22(36) × 3–9(14) mm, variable in shape and texture, linear, narrowly elliptic to broadly obovate, the upper ones often markedly narrower than the lower ones, glabrous above, glabrous beneath or with hairs along the midribs only; petiole (4)6–12(17) mm long; stipules 3–7(10) × 3–5(7) mm, asymmetrically ovate, ± truncate at the base, obscurely to markedly dentate, with one or two teeth along the outer edge.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed or terminal, short, racemose, 1–4-flowered; rhachis (5)15–40(50) mm long; peduncle 5–20 mm long; bracts small, 2–4 mm long, linear; bracteoles small, c. 0.5 mm long, linear.
    Flowers
    Flowers 8–10 mm long, white, whitish-cream to yellow and flushed pink or purple.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–8 mm long; tube slightly shorter than the lobes.
    Fruits
    Pods c. 25 × 8 mm, smooth, dehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, c. 3 × 2 mm, smooth.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Bolusia amboensis (Schinz) Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 18, 2006 Hislop, A. [26], Zimbabwe K000264749 Unknown type material
    Richards, H.M. [10774], Zambia Bolusia rhodesiana 3216.000

    First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 260 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Ven Wyk, B.-E., Venter, M. & Boatwright, J.S. (2010). A revision of the genus Bolusia (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae) South African Journal of Botany 76: 86-94.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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