1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Requienia DC.
      1. Requienia sphaerosperma DC.

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

    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca Leguminosae subfamily Papillionoideae by R.K. Brummitt

    Habit
    Perennial herb with a ± woody rootstock with numerous decumbent or ascending branches up to 40 cm long. Perennial herb with a ± woody rootstock with numerous decumbent or ascending branches up to 40 cm long.
    Indumentum
    Young stem spreading- or sometimes appressed-tomentose, occasionally whitish.
    Leaves
    Leaves unifoliolate; petiole 2–5(6) mm long, pubescent; leaflet varying from c.7 × 7 cm and orbicular, to 4(4.5) × 2(2.4) cm and elliptic, rounded to cuneate at the base, obtuse to truncate at the apex, both surfaces closely appressed-pubescent to somewhat sparsely spreading-pubescent. Leaves unifoliolate; petiole 2–5(6) mm long, pubescent; leaflet varying from c.7 × 7 cm and orbicular, to 4(4.5) × 2(2.4) cm and elliptic, rounded to cuneate at the base, obtuse to truncate at the apex, both surfaces closely appressed-pubescent to somewhat sparsely spreading-pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx (1.5)2–3 mm long, appressed-pubescent. Calyx (1.5)2–3 mm long, appressed-pubescent.
    Corolla
    Petals purple or pinkish; standard (4)5–6 mm long. Petals purple or pinkish; standard (4)5–6 mm long.
    Distribution
    Also in Namibia and N South Africa (Northern Cape, North-West and Limpopo Provinces).
    Ecology
    Dry country, on loose sand or in grassland on Kalahari sand; 800-1100 m.
    Stem
    Young stem spreading- or sometimes appressed-tomentose, occasionally whitish.
    Fruits
    Pod (6)7–9(10) × 2.5–3.5 mm, fairly densely spreading pubescent or sometimes appressed-pubescent or villous. Pod (6)7–9(10) × 2.5–3.5 mm, fairly densely spreading pubescent or sometimes appressed-pubescent or villous.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, Namibia, Zambia

    Requienia sphaerosperma DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tephrosia sphaerosperma K000262600 isotype
    Burchell [2514] Tephrosia sphaerosperma K000262601

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 4: 91 (1825)

    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: 472, fig. 4 (1980).
    • —Schreiber in Merxmüller, Prodr. Fl. SW Afrika, fam. 60: 100 (1970).
    • —Harvey in F.C. 2: 231 (1862).
    • in Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 4: 91 (1825).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.

    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.
    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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/