1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia alluaudii Sacleux

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect subshrub, with several unbranched or branched stems, 0·6–1·8 m. tall, from a tuberous rootstock.
    Branches
    Branches slender but woody, leafy, velvety ferruginous hairy when young, later glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves unifoliolate; leaflet ovate, 2·2–6·3 cm. long, 1·7–5 cm. wide, rounded to subacute and mucronulate at the apex, cordate, sometimes faintly 3-lobed but this is reduced to a mere undulation, ± ferruginously velvety pubescent on both surfaces; venation prominent and reticulate beneath; petiole 2 mm. long; stipules recurved, lanceolate, 4 mm. long, 1·5 mm. wide, veined, hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary or apical ones borne in axils of undeveloped leaves and often running together forming a terminal panicle, rather lax; rhachis 2–5 cm. long; peduncle 0·4–2 cm. long; pedicels 4–5 mm. long; bracts deciduous, lanceolate, 4 mm. long, hairy.
    Calyx
    Calyx ferruginously silky pilose; tube 3·5–4 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, 0·7–1·3 cm. long, 1·5–2 mm. wide, the lowest the longest, the upper pair joined at the base.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with red veins, oblong-obovate, 1·1–1·3 cm. long, 5·5–6 mm. wide, truncate at the apex, glabrous; wings yellow; keel greenish, dark brown at the apex.
    Fruits
    Pods narrowly elliptic-oblong, 2·3 cm. long, 7 mm. wide, densely covered with long hairs, short hairs and glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, spotted black, longest dimension 3·5–4 mm.
    Habitat
    Grassland, bushland and forest edges, rocky hillslopes; 1050–2070 m.
    Distribution
    K2 K4 K6 T1 T2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania

    Rhynchosia alluaudii Sacleux appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 16: 166 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 471 (1929).
    • Sacl. in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 16: 166 (1910).
    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

    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