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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to S. Tropical Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Mackinder, R. Pasquet, R. Polhill and B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:5. 2001

    Habit
    Usually an erect shrub but sometimes decumbent, scrambling or climbing, 0.6–1.5 m tall or long; stems puberulous with very short hairs and with dense longer yellow sticky glandular hairs.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 2–6.5 × 1.5–7 cm, the terminal oblate to rounded ovate, the laterals obliquely ovate, acute to distinctly acuminate at the apex, rounded to very slightly emarginate at the base, finely ± appressed pubescent above and with scattered longer tubercular based hairs, shortly pubescent beneath, the gland dots rather obscure; venation beneath raised and reticulate, mostly very distinctly so; petiole 1.5–4 cm long; rhachis 8–15 mm long; stipules 4 × 2 mm, triangular-lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, often branched, 4–15 cm long including peduncle up to 5 cm long, hairy as in the stems; pedicels 2 mm long; bracts brown, 7 × 2.5–6 mm, ovate, acuminate, with glandular-based hairs outside, deciduous.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent and with long glandular-based hairs and scattered glands; tube 4 mm long; two upper lobes joined for ± three-quarters of their length; laterals 4–7 mm long, lanceolate-triangular; lowest lobe 11–16 mm long, lanceolate-attenuate, often twice as long as others.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with brown veins which dry purple, 16–20 × 10 mm, including 5 mm long claw, oblong-obovate, densely pubescent outside.
    Ovary
    Ovary and young fruit very densely covered with long yellow glandular hairs.
    Fruits
    Pods 3–3.5 × 0.8–1 cm, falcate-oblanceolate, narrowed at the base with dense tubercular based hairs and shorter pubescence.
    Seeds
    Seeds blackish, 5–6 × 4–5 × 1.5 mm, rounded-oblong, compressed.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia buchananii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 17, 2002 Chase, N.C. [1697], Zimbabwe K000072230
    Jun 17, 2002 Chase, N.C. [8167], Zimbabwe K000072231
    Jun 17, 2002 Chase, N.C. [8167], Zimbabwe K000072232
    Jun 17, 2002 Chase, N.C. [8167], Zimbabwe K000072233
    Jun 17, 2002 Robinson, E.A. [5805], Zambia K000072217
    Jun 17, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [4502], Zambia K000072220
    Jun 17, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [2201], Zimbabwe K000072225
    Jun 17, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1314], Zimbabwe K000072227
    Jun 17, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1334], Zimbabwe K000072234
    Jun 17, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1349], Zimbabwe K000072235
    Jun 17, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1625], Zimbabwe K000072236
    Jun 17, 2002 unknown [385], Zambia K000072222
    Jun 17, 2002 unknown [385], Zambia K000072223
    Jun 17, 2002 Mogg, A.O.D. [34291], Zimbabwe K000072226
    Jun 17, 2002 Eyles [8626], Zimbabwe K000072229
    Jun 17, 2002 Bingham, M.G. [269], Zimbabwe K000072224
    Jun 17, 2002 Buchanan [462], Malawi K000072211
    Jun 17, 2002 Buchanan [462], Malawi K000072212
    Jun 17, 2002 Mutimushi, J.M. [1453], Zambia K000072221
    Jun 17, 2002 Banda, E.A. [2659], Malawi K000072213
    Jun 17, 2002 Teague, A.J. [134], Zimbabwe K000072228
    Jun 17, 2002 Pawek, Jean [11519], Malawi K000072210
    Jun 17, 2002 Synge, A.H.M. [WC220], Malawi K000072208
    Jun 17, 2002 Grandvaux Barbosa, L.A. [3573], Mozambique K000072216
    Jun 17, 2002 Farrell, J.A. [464], Malawi K000072209
    Jun 17, 2002 Strid, Arne [2037], Zambia K000072219
    Jun 17, 2002 Moffat, M.R. [15], Zambia K000072218
    Jun 17, 2002 Kaunda, K. [632], Malawi K000072214
    Jun 17, 2002 Kaunda, K. [632], Malawi K000072215

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 304 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. 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.

    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