1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Flemingia Roxb. ex W.T.Aiton
      1. Flemingia grahamiana Wight & Arn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to Arabian Pen, S. India, S. China (Yunnan) to Indo-China.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Herb or scarcely woody subshrub, erect or occasionally subscandent, 0.3–2(3) m tall.
    Stem
    Stems at first silky greyish or fulvous hairy, later glabrescent.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, usually paler beneath, pubescent to densely velvety, sparsely to densely covered with small dark red glands; terminal leaflet 2.7–16.5 × 1.3–8 cm, elliptic to obovate, obtuse to acuminate at the apex, cuneate or obtuse at the base; lateral leaflets 2–15 × 1–6.5 cm, obliquely ovate or elliptic, obtuse to acuminate at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base; petiole 1.5–7 cm long, widened or almost winged; petiolules 3 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes fasciculate, dense, fulvous hairy; rhachis 1–2(5) cm long; bracts imbricate, 4 × 2 mm, ovate-elliptic, multinerved; pedicels c. 2 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1.5 mm long; lobes 3–6 mm long, linear.
    Corolla
    Corolla greenish, yellowish-white or pink, sometimes with faint purple veining; standard 7–8 mm long, oblong.
    Fruits
    Pods 9–12 × 6 mm, yellowish pubescent and also covered with dense but irregular dark red globules of a secretion which leaves an orange-red stain on touching.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, c. 1.5 mm in diameter, ± round.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian wooded grassland, Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian wooded grassland, Sudanian woodland, Sudanian grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Herb or scarcely woody subshrub, erect or occasionally subscandent, 0·3–1·8 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stems at first silky greyish or fulvous hairy, later glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, usually paler beneath, pubescent to densely velvety, sparsely to densely covered with small dark red glands; terminal leaflet elliptic to obovate, 2·7–15 cm. long, 1·3–7·5 cm. wide, obtuse to acuminate at the apex, cuneate or obtuse at the base; lateral leaflets obliquely ovate or elliptic, 2–15 cm. long, 1–6·5 cm. wide, obtuse to acuminate at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base; petiole 1·5–7 cm. long, widened or almost winged; petiolules 3 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes fasciculate, dense, fulvous hairy; rhachis 1–2(–5) cm. long; bracts imbricate, ovate-elliptic, 4 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, multinerved; pedicels ± 2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 1·5 mm. long; lobes linear, 3–6 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla greenish, yellowish-white or pink, sometimes with faint purple veining; standard oblong, 7–8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods 9–12 mm. long, 6 mm. wide, yellowish pubescent and also covered with dense but irregular dark red globules of a secretion which leaves an orange-red stain on touching.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, more or less round, ± 1·5 mm. in diameter.
    Figures
    Fig. 115.
    Habitat
    Grassland, grassland with scattered trees, Brachystegia woodland, sometimes near swamps and streams; 1170–2100 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 T2 T4 T5 T7 T8 U2 U3 U4 widespread in tropical Africa from Ethiopia to Cameroun, Ghana, south to South Africa (Natal and Transvaal), also extending to S. India

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China South-Central, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Flemingia grahamiana Wight & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient.: 242 (1834)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P. (eds.) in Flora of China Editorial Committee (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P. (eds.) in Flora of China Editorial Committee (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Brenan in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 423 (1954).
    • Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Pen. Ind. Or.: 242 (1834).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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