1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Requienia DC.
      1. Requienia pseudosphaerosperma (Schinz) Brummitt

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Leguminosae subfamily Papillionoideae by R.K. Brummitt

    Indumentum
    Young stems shortly appressed- or spreading-tomentose, whitish.
    Distribution
    Known also from Namibia and South Africa (Limpopo Province).
    Ecology
    Wooded grassland on Kalahari sands; c.1000 m.
    Habit
    An undershrub or shrub up to 1.5 m high. An undershrub or shrub up to 1.5 m high.
    Stem
    Young stems shortly appressed- or spreading-tomentose, whitish.
    Leaves
    Leaves unifoliolate; petiole 1–4 mm long, pubescent; leaflet up to 5.5 × 1.3 cm, ovate to oblong, ± cuneate at the base, rounded at the apex, both surfaces about equally densely whitish or greyish appressed-pubescent to sublanate. Leaves unifoliolate; petiole 1–4 mm long, pubescent; leaflet up to 5.5 × 1.3 cm, ovate to oblong, ± cuneate at the base, rounded at the apex, both surfaces about equally densely whitish or greyish appressed-pubescent to sublanate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, whitish appressed-pubescent to tomentose. Calyx 4–5 mm long, whitish appressed-pubescent to tomentose.
    Corolla
    Petals purple; standard 6–8 mm long; wing petals 6–7 mm long; keel petals 5–6 mm long. Petals purple; standard 6–8 mm long; wing petals 6–7 mm long; keel petals 5–6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Pod c.10 × 4 mm, appressed- or spreading-tomentose or villous, whitish. Pod c.10 × 4 mm, appressed- or spreading-tomentose or villous, whitish.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Namibia, Northern Provinces

    Requienia pseudosphaerosperma (Schinz) Brummitt appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 41: 220 (1968)

    Accepted by

    • Brummitt, R.K. & al. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca 3(3): 1-258. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • —Brummitt in Kew Bull. 35: 492 (1980).
    • —Schreiber in Merxmüller, Prodr. Fl. SW Afrika, fam. 60: 99 (1970).
    • in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér.2, 41: 220 (1968).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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