1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Pterocarpus Jacq.
      1. Pterocarpus brenanii Barbosa & Torre

        This species is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Leguminosae subfamily Papillionoideae byJ.M. Lock*

    Flowers
    Flowers fragrant, 16–18 mm long; pedicels 6–14 mm long. Flowers fragrant, 16–18 mm long; pedicels 6–14 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–8 mm long; upper teeth obtuse, others 1.5–2.5 mm long, acute. Calyx 5–8 mm long; upper teeth obtuse, others 1.5–2.5 mm long, acute.
    Corolla
    Standard 12–16 mm in diameter, claw 3–5 mm long; wings as long as the standard, auricle acute, claw 4–5 mm long; keel petals shorter than the wings, dorsally sometimes slightly connate. Standard 12–16 mm in diameter, claw 3–5 mm long; wings as long as the standard, auricle acute, claw 4–5 mm long; keel petals shorter than the wings, dorsally sometimes slightly connate.
    Stamens
    Stamens in a single bundle, or the upper one sometimes free. Stamens in a single bundle, or the upper one sometimes free.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2–3-ovulate, sparsely pilose on the midrib and suture; style c.4 mm long; stipe c.2 mm long, sparsely pilose.
    Fruits
    Pod 1(2)-seeded, 7–10.5 × 6.5–10 cm, broadly obovate to subcircular, moderately thickened, smooth, wing broad, coriaceous, covered in a bloom; style remnant near the apex, very small. Pod 1(2)-seeded, 7–10.5 × 6.5–10 cm, broadly obovate to subcircular, moderately thickened, smooth, wing broad, coriaceous, covered in a bloom; style remnant near the apex, very small.
    Seeds
    Seed 10–12 × 5–6 × 2.5 mm; testa reddish-brown. Seed 10–12 × 5–6 × 2.5 mm; testa reddish-brown.
    Germination
    Seedling (from Fanshawe 7600 (K)): epigeous, cotyledon-leaves 2–2.5 cm long, obovate; first leaves simple; stipules ovate-acute; petiole 4–8 mm long, slightly puberulous; lamina 2.5–3.5 × 2–4 cm, broadly ovate, obtuse to rounded at the apex, subcordate at the base, glabrous.
    Ecology
    Confined to the Flora area, in hot dry areas at low altitudes, in mopane, miombo and mixed deciduous woodlands, and in floodplain grassland and thickets; not recorded above 700 m.
    Conservation
    Conservation notes: Endemic to the Flora Zambesiaca area but apparently frequent in the dry woodlands of the Zambezi Valley. Lower Risk, Least Concern.
    Habit
    Deciduous tree up to 10 m tall; bark grey-brown, longitudinally fissured, flaking off in strips. Deciduous tree up to 10 m tall; bark grey-brown, longitudinally fissured, flaking off in strips.
    Indumentum
    Young parts glabrous; branchlets smooth, bark reddish. Young parts glabrous; branchlets smooth, bark reddish.
    Leaves
    Leaves 12–33 cm long; petiole 3–6 cm long, rachis 7–10 cm long; petiolules 3–7 mm long; leaflets (1)2–3 on each side of the rachis, usually opposite, 5–12 × 4.5–10 cm (to 19 × 16 cm on coppice shoots), rounded or sometimes broadly retuse and mucronate at the apex, rounded to subcordate at the base, chartaceous, light green on upper surface, paler beneath; lateral nerves in 6–10 pairs, slightly prominent, reticulation soon disappearing; stipules leaf-like, up to 2.5 cm long, 0.8–3 cm broad, ovate or subcordate, persistent. Leaves 12–33 cm long; petiole 3–6 cm long, rachis 7–10 cm long; petiolules 3–7 mm long; leaflets (1)2–3 on each side of the rachis, usually opposite, 5–12 × 4.5–10 cm (to 19 × 16 cm on coppice shoots), rounded or sometimes broadly retuse and mucronate at the apex, rounded to subcordate at the base, chartaceous, light green on upper surface, paler beneath; lateral nerves in 6–10 pairs, slightly prominent, reticulation soon disappearing; stipules leaf-like, up to 2.5 cm long, 0.8–3 cm broad, ovate or subcordate, persistent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal panicle 10–25 cm long; bracts ovate-acute to narrowly lanceolate, usually present at anthesis, bracteoles linear, caducous. Inflorescence a terminal panicle 10–25 cm long; bracts ovate-acute to narrowly lanceolate, usually present at anthesis, bracteoles linear, caducous.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–3-ovulate, sparsely pilose on the midrib and suture; style c.4 mm long; stipe c.2 mm long, sparsely pilose.
    Seedling
    Seedling (from Fanshawe 7600 (K)): epigeous, cotyledon-leaves 2–2.5 cm long, obovate; first leaves simple; stipules ovate-acute; petiole 4–8 mm long, slightly puberulous; lamina 2.5–3.5 × 2–4 cm, broadly ovate, obtuse to rounded at the apex, subcordate at the base, glabrous.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Pterocarpus brenanii Barbosa & Torre appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1968 Torre, A.R. [6015], Mozambique K000379344
    Torre, A.R. [6015], Mozambique K000379340 isotype

    First published in Garcia de Orta 5: 12 (1957)

    Accepted by

    • Brummitt, R.K. & al. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca 3(3): 1-258. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • —M. Coates Palgrave, Trees Sthn. Africa: 390 (2002).
    • —K. Coates Palgrave, Trees Sthn. Africa, ed.2: 322 (1988).
    • —White, F.F.N.R.: 162 (1962).
    • —Gomes e Sousa, Dendrol. Moçamb. 5: 194 (1960).
    • in Garcia de Orta 5: 124, t.1 (1957).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brummitt, R.K. & al. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca 3(3): 1-258. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia.

    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 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