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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Clitoria L.
      1. Clitoria kaessneri Harms

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Pxerennial herb, with numerous erect to trailing stems up to 1 m long; rootstock woody.
    Stem
    Stems slightly flexuous, somewhat angled, pubescent on younger parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1–3-foliolate (mostly 1-foliolate) and varying on the same plant; leaflets chartaceous to subcoriaceous, 4–8.5 × (1)2–5 cm, oblong, elliptic or ovate, glabrous apart from hairs on the raised nerves beneath; petiole 3–4 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers (1)2–4 per axil, on a peduncle 3–15 mm long; pedicels 5–8 mm long; bracteoles 7–10(15) × 3–5 mm, ovate, pilose.
    Calyx
    Calyx 12–20 mm long, pilose; lobes lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Standard pale mauve, blue or cream-coloured with blue striations, 3.5–4.5 × 2–3(3.5) cm, moderately pubescent outside.
    Fruits
    Pod 3–5-seeded, oblong-clavate, compressed, pubescent, particularly along the raised sutures, glabrescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, 7 × 6 × 2 mm (only one collection seen).
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    Vernacular
    Muliatchioca

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Clitoria kaessneri Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 13, 2002 Holmes, W.D. [1390], Zambia K000071263
    Feb 13, 2002 Drummond, R.B. [7128], Zambia K000071264
    Feb 13, 2002 Robinson, E.A. [6001], Zambia K000071249
    Feb 13, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [1871], Zambia K000071245
    Feb 13, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [7154], Zambia K000071265
    Feb 13, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [7657], Zambia K000071267
    Feb 13, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [10441], Zambia K000071268
    Feb 13, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [10199], Zambia K000071251
    Feb 13, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3361], Zambia K000071261
    Feb 13, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3361], Zambia K000071262
    Feb 13, 2002 Lawton, R.M. [2316], Zambia K000071248
    Feb 13, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [547], Zambia K000071255
    Feb 13, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [547], Zambia K000071256
    Feb 13, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [547], Zambia K000071257
    Feb 13, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [547], Zambia K000071258
    Feb 13, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [3157], Zambia K000071259
    Feb 13, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [3157], Zambia K000071260
    Feb 13, 2002 Richards, H.M. [17246], Zambia K000071266
    Feb 13, 2002 Mutimushi, J.M. [1967], Zambia K000071250
    Feb 13, 2002 Mutimushi, J.M. [2661], Zambia K000071252
    Feb 13, 2002 Mutimushi, J.M. [2918], Zambia K000071253
    Feb 13, 2002 Verboom, W.C. [L 80], Zambia K000071246
    Feb 13, 2002 Strid, Arne [2487], Zambia K000071254
    Feb 13, 2002 Kornas, Jan [2706], Zambia K000071247
    Feb 13, 2002 Marks, J.M. [1], Zambia K000071269
    Apr 1, 1975 Kassner, T. [2385], Congo K000418288 isolectotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [3157], Zambia 30191.000
    Smith, P. [723], Zambia K000627259

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 49: 440 (1913)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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.

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Fantz, P. R. (1978). Dissertation Abstracts Int. 38(11). Monograph of Clitoria
    • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

    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.
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    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 2020. 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 2020. 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