1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia crispa Verdc.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect or sometimes decumbent herb 10–18 cm. tall, presumably with several shoots from a woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems covered with a mixture of longer and shorter white or yellowish spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, ovate or ovate-oblong in outline, 1–3·5 cm. long and wide, the terminal one ± 3-lobed, the lateral ones with an outer lobe, all obtuse at the apex, broadly rounded or truncate at the base, margins very coarsely crenate, somewhat bullate, shortly pilose above and on the main nerves beneath, also with relatively large scattered orange gland-dots beneath; petiole 1–3·3 cm. long; rhachis 0·5–1·2 cm. long; petiolules 2 mm. long; stipules persistent, ovate-lanceolate, 5–9 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide, pilose.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, 10–15-flowered; rhachis 3–7 cm. long, with white and yellowish glandular hairs mixed; peduncle 2·5–9 cm. long; pedicels 1–2 mm. long; bracts deciduous, lanceolate, 3·5–4 mm. long, 1 mm. wide.
    Calyx
    Calyx pilose and with orange glands; tube 2·5–3 mm. long; lobes narrowly triangular-lanceolate, 2·5–4 mm. long, the upper pair scarcely connate or connate for one-third of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, deeply flushed and veined dark red outside, obovate-obtriangular, 1–1·1 cm. long, 9·5–10 mm. wide, emarginate, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Immature pods falcate, 1·8 cm. long, 5 mm. wide, covered with rather long white and some stiffer yellow hairs, the reticulate pattern discernible but obscure, possibly developing later.
    Seeds
    Seeds not known.
    Habitat
    Grassland; 1350–1440 m.
    Distribution
    U2 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Rhynchosia crispa Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 25: 93 (1971)

    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
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 25: 93 (1971).
    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