1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia braunii Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing or scrambling almost certainly perennial herb, at least 0·5 m. long and doubtless considerably longer.
    Stem
    Stems somewhat ridged, covered with a dense velvety indumentum of mixed long and short hairs but not glandular.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, paler beneath, the terminal rhomboid, the laterals obliquely ovate, 2·5–5 cm. long, 2–4 cm. wide, bluntly acute at the apex, narrowed to a shortly rounded or truncate base, adpressed pubescent above, densely velvety beneath, particularly on the venation, but not so much as to obscure the leaf-surf ace entirely, the smaller veinlets and the small rather sparse gland-dots being visible; petiole 1·5–3 cm. long; rhachis ± 8 mm. long; petiolules 1·5–2·5 mm. long; stipules ovate-oblong, 4–7 mm. long, 2·5 mm. wide, reflexed to reveal the glabrous inner side, veined, hairy outside.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence fairly dense; rhachis 7–10 cm. long, usually with a lateral branch; peduncle 4–7 cm. long; pedicels short, ± 2 mm. long; bracts soon deciduous, 6–7 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, hairy.
    Calyx
    Calyx velvety pubescent, the gland-dots scarcely visible beneath; tube 3·5–4 mm. long; lowest lobe conspicuously the longest, linear-lanceolate, 0·8–1·2 cm. long, ± 2·5 mm. wide; lateral lobes linear-triangular, 5–6 mm. long, 1·5 mm. wide; upper pair of lobes joined for ± half their length.
    Corolla
    Standard colour not known, probably yellow with red veins, shape not known, ± 1·5 cm. long, densely pubescent.
    Fruits
    Young pods oblong, 2–3 cm. long, 8 mm. wide, aristate, densely covered with short hairs and with long straw-coloured or whitish hairs 2–3 mm. long, but not glandular.
    Habitat
    Not known; probably under 50 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Rhynchosia braunii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 388 (1917)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 475 (1929).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 54: 388 (1917).

    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