1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia castroi Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia..

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Subshrubby herb from a woody rootstock with main stems prostrate or semiscandent, ± woody, pale or darker, 3–4 mm in diameter, grooved, sparsely to densely pubescent, aromatic.
    Leaves
    Leafy shoots ± erect; leaflets 3, mostly subcoriaceous, 1.5–5.2 × 1–6 cm, the terminal ones broadly ovate, the laterals narrower and asymmetric, rather narrowly rounded to subacute at the apex, subtruncate at the base, rather sparsely to more densely pubescent on both surfaces; venation not impressed above, prominent and reticulate beneath; petiole 1–2.5 cm long; rhachis 7–18 mm long; stipules 8 × 3–6 mm, oblong-lanceolate to ovate, veined.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences ?erect, axillary but often appearing densely clustered, up to 20 from one point due to abbreviated young branches, often appearing before the leaves or when only just developing, 4–18 cm long, mostly many-flowered, densely hairy with hairs having yellow glandular bases; bracts 4–5 × 1.3–1.5 mm, lanceolate, persistent, remaining characteristically spaced along rhachises from which flowers and fruits have dropped.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent and with gland based hairs; tube 2 mm long; lobes 4.5–7 × 0.9–1 mm, lanceolate, acuminate.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, densely striate with purple veins, 6 × 5 mm, obovate, ± emarginate, glabrous outside; claw 2 mm long; wings bright yellow or orange, 7 mm long including claw; keel pale yellow or green tipped with purple, 9 mm long including claw.
    Fruits
    Pod 2.3–2.7 × 0.8–1 cm, broadly oblanceolate-falcate, tipped with persistent style base, pubescent and with glandular-based hairs.
    Seeds
    Ripe seeds not seen, unripe reddish-brown, reniform.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia castroi Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [5790], Zambia K000072238
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [6744], Zambia K000072239
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8918], Zambia K000072241
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3432], Zambia K000072242
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3432], Zambia K000072243
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3442], Zambia K000072244
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [5785], Zambia K000072245
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [5785], Zambia K000072246
    Jun 19, 2002 Davies, R.M. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000072247
    Jun 19, 2002 Brenan, J.P.M. [7717], Zambia K000072237
    Jun 19, 2002 Verboom, W.C. [1065], Zambia K000072240
    Jun 19, 2002 Henriques, C. [171], Angola K000072248
    Jun 19, 2002 de Menezes, Azancot [735], Angola K000072250
    Jun 19, 2002 de Menezes, Azancet [732], Angola K000072249
    Jun 19, 2002 de Castro, M. [185], Angola K000072251 holotype

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 8: 108 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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