1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia caribaea (Jacq.) DC.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial twiner with slender wiry sparsely to densely pubescent stems 2–4 m long.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 1.2–7 × 1–6.7 cm, terminal broadly rhombic or triangular, gradually narrowed to an obtuse or subacute apex, laterals obliquely rhombic-ovate with lower margin distinctly gibbous, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent above, pubescent on the nerves and veins beneath and with numerous golden gland dots (densely velvety in a South African variety); petiole 1.2–4.2 cm long; rhachis 0.7–2.2 cm long; stipules 4–8 × 1.5–2.5 mm, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, slender, lax, 4–15.5 cm long, unbranched or often with a patent secondary branchlet a short distance below the base of the main rhachis, rarely with many branches; pedicels 3–8 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx puberulous; tube 3–4 mm long; lobes unequal, ± obtuse to narrowly acuminate, the upper pair joined almost to the apex to form a lobe 1.5–4 mm long; lateral lobes 1.5–5 mm long, broadly triangular, lowest lobe 3–8 mm long, narrowly triangular to linear.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow with purple veining; standard 10–17 × 12–14 mm, obovate, glabrous; wings yellow; keel green often with a dark tip.
    Fruits
    Pods 2–4 × 0.8 cm, falcate, not inflated, finely pubescent and with sparse to dense long silky glandular-based hairs sometimes breaking off to leave small tubercles.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish-brown with darker markings, 4.5 × 4 × 1.5 mm, rounded reniform, compressed.
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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Teloravy
    [ILDIS]

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    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Herb
    [ILDIS]

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    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Comoros, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico Gulf, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Canary Is., Cuba

    Rhynchosia caribaea (Jacq.) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    South Africa K000419638
    Gay, J. [s.n.], South Africa K000419639
    Swynnerton, C.F.M. [448] K000263756 isolectotype
    Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000419637 Unknown type material
    Rogers, F.A. [14511], South Africa K000419640 Unknown type material
    Rogers, F.A. [14511], South Africa K000419641 Unknown type material
    Dyer, R.A. [1838], South Africa K000419643
    Dyer, R.A. [1838], South Africa K000419644 Unknown type material

    First published in Prodr. 2: 384 (1825)

    Accepted by

    • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG 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