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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing herb, probably several metres long and possibly woody at the base.
    Stem
    Stems slightly ridged, velvety with short dense pale ferruginous hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, the terminal one rounded-rhomboid or oblate-rhomboid, the laterals obliquely ovate, 2·7–6 cm. long, 2–5·6 cm. wide, very broadly subacute and mucronulate at the apex, broadly rounded and minutely emarginate at the base, softly velvety on both surfaces with short grey hairs but gland-dots very obscure; petiole 3–7 cm. long; rhachis 1·2–2 cm. long; petiolules 2–3 mm. long; stipules lanceolate, 6–10 mm. long, hairy outside.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary; rhachis 7–18 cm. long, with a secondary branch at the base (at the top of the peduncle) supported by a stipule-like bract; peduncle 7–9 cm. long; pedicels 2 mm. long; bracts ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 6–8(–10) mm. long, 3–4 mm. wide, acuminate, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely hairy but with very few gland-dots; tube 3–4 mm. long; lobes very unequal, the lowest conspicuously the longest, narrowly linear-lanceolate, 1·2–1·4 cm. long, ± 2·5 mm. wide; lateral lobes 9 mm. long, ±1·5 mm. wide; upper pair joined for almost half-way to form a lobe ± 9 mm. long divided into fine linear segments at the apex.
    Corolla
    Corolla golden-yellow, marked with brown but drying uniform brown with veins obscure; standard elliptic-obovate, 1·8 cm. long, 1·05 cm. wide, densely pubescent.
    Ovary
    Ovary densely long-pilose.
    Fruits
    Pods not known.
    Habitat
    Not known, presumably fringing woodland or bushland around lake shore; 200m.
    Distribution
    T8 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Rhynchosia calobotrya Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 13: 420 (1936)

    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
    • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 13: 420 (1936).
    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