1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Pterocarpus Jacq.
      1. Pterocarpus tinctorius Welw.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian wooded grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 6–24 m. tall; bark grey or brownish, fairly smooth to conspicuously fissured; slash whitish, with blood-red resinous exudate.
    Branches
    Branchlets subglabrous to tomentose, sometimes with scattered yellowish often glandular spreading bristles.
    Leaves
    Leaves 10–30 cm. long; stipules oblong, bluntly pointed, ± 3 mm. long, evanescent; lateral leaflets 2–6 on either side, ovate, oblong-ovate or oblong-elliptic, 4.5–11 cm. long, (2–)2.5–6.5 cm. wide, narrowed to a short acuminate tip, rounded to slightly cordate at base, glabrous to puberulous above, subglabrous to tomentose and generally minutely glandular beneath, with ± 6–14 inconspicuous spreading primary lateral nerves on either side and fine reticulate venation prominulous at least above.
    Inflorescences
    Panicles terminal and axillary from upper leaves, 8–22 cm. long; axes densely hairy and sometimes densely covered with yellowish spreading ± glandular bristles; bracts lanceolate to ovate, 1–3.5 mm. long, caducous; bracteoles variously inserted on the 3–6 mm. long pedicel, small caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm. long, densely hairy and sometimes with glandular bristles.
    Corolla
    Corolla 11–18 mm. long, cream or golden-yellow to orange, fragrant; standard obovate; wings broadly expanded, much exceeding the keel and nearly as long as the standard.
    Fruits
    Fruit suborbicular, 5.5–21 cm. across, with a 0.3–2 cm. long stipe and a broad wing curved round to approach or extend beyond the pedicel, bearing the style near the base, pubescent (sometimes densely so) and sometimes with scattered yellowish sticky glandular bristles most numerous over the seed-cavity and towards the base, venose.
    Distribution
    T1 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Pterocarpus tinctorius Welw. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1969 Kassner [2150], Nigeria K000555642 isotype
    Jan 1, 1969 Welwitsch [1870], Angola K000379348 isotype
    Jan 1, 1969 Welwitsch [1868], Angola K000379349 isotype
    Gossweiler, J. [9877], Angola K001294319

    First published in Apont.: 584 (1859)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Rojo in Phanerogam. Monogr. 6: 90 (1971).
    • E. P. Sousa in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 358 (1966).
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 20 (1954).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 541 (1929).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 239 (1871).
    • Welw., Apont. in Ann. Conselho Ultram. 1858: 584 (1859).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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