1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Neonotonia J.A.Lackey
      1. Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) J.A.Lackey

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula, India, Sri Lanka.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; woodland., Sudanian grasslands, Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone ; wood
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial trailing or climbing herb often with a woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems sparsely to densely hairy.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 1.2–15 × 0.5–13 cm, ovate to elliptic, mucronate, glabrous to densely hairy on both surfaces; petiole 2.5–12 cm long; rhachis 2–18 mm long; petiolules 1–3 mm long; stipules 1–10 × 1–3 mm, ovate or oblong-lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence many-flowered, lax or dense; inflorescence axis 2–55 cm long; peduncles 2–10 cm long; pedicels 0.5–3.5 mm long; bracts and bracteoles 1–5 mm long, lanceolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx sparsely to densely hairy; tube 1–2 mm long; lobes 1–6 mm long, linear-lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Standard white, mauve, blue or white with mauve blotch inside, 3–12 × 4–8 mm, obovate, rounded or rhombic; wings and keel white or tinged mauve; wings sometimes with tooth or lobe at junction of blade and claw.
    Fruits
    Pods 1.5–3.5 cm × 2–4 mm, linear, glabrous to densely hairy, somewhat constricted between the seeds.
    Seeds
    Seeds reddish to orange-brown, minutely granular, somewhat compressed, 2–4 × 1–3 × 1–2 mm, with a white funicle remnant.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial climber or trailer, often woody at the base, 0·6–4·5 m. long; rootstock often thick and woody.
    Stem
    Stems glabrescent to densely velvety with usually ferruginous hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaflets ovate or elliptic, the laterals some-what oblique, 1·3–15 cm. long, 0·8–12·5 cm. wide, obtuse to acute or acuminate and mucronulate at the apex, cuneate, rounded or truncate at the base, glabrous to densely velvety on both sides; petioles 2–12 cm. long; rhachis 0·1–2 cm. long; petiolules 1–2·5 mm. long; stipules ovate or oblong-lanceolate, 1·2–10 mm. long, 1–3 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences dense or lax, 20–150-flowered; rhachis 2–60 cm. long; peduncles 2–10 cm. long; pedicels 0·5–3·5 mm. long; bracts of fascicles linear to ovate-lanceolate, 1·25–9 mm. long, up to 3–5 mm. wide; secondary bracts and bracteoles linear, 1·25–5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx sparsely to densely hairy; tube 1·5–2 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate, 2–6 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Standard white, mauve-blue or white with mauve blotch inside, often turning orange-red with age; lamina oblate, rounded or rhomboid, 3·5–11 mm. long, 3·5–8 mm. wide; wings and keel white or tinged mauve.
    Fruits
    Pods linear-oblong, 1·5–3–6 cm. long, 2·5–5 mm. wide, glabrous to densely hairy with either adpressed or spreading ferruginous hairs, ± constricted between the seeds.
    Seeds
    Seeds reddish- or orange-brown, oblong, somewhat compressed, longest dimension 2·25–4 mm., shorter dimension 1·5–2·8 mm., 0·7–1·5 mm. thick, minutely shagreened or granular, rarely minutely tuberculate; aril white.
    Distribution
    Throughout tropical Africa from Ethiopia to Angola and South Africa, India, Ceylon, Malaya and Java

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Fiji, Jawa, Malaya, Mauritius, New Guinea, New South Wales, Paraguay, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion

    Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) J.A.Lackey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1998 Cheek, M. [8628], Cameroon K000338614
    Aug 1, 1998 Etuge, M. [3446], Cameroon K000338615
    Aug 1, 1998 Munyenyembe, P. [880], Cameroon K000338616
    Aug 1, 1998 Munyenyembe, P. [817], Cameroon K000338617
    May 1, 1995 Hatschbach, G.G. [60651], Brazil K000931121
    Friis, I. [772], Sudan K000628353
    Irwin, H.S. [6055], Brazil K000931122

    First published in Phytologia 37: 210 (1977)

    Accepted by

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    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
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    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
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    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
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    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
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0