1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia fleckii Schinz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small prostrate or ascending herb with ± woody stems 10–50 cm long, densely softly pubescent.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 1.3–3 × 0.8–2.5 cm, ovate, obovate, ± rhombic or almost round, the laterals ± oblique, rounded and very shortly apiculate at the apex, rounded or obtusely angled at the base, densely shortly appressed pubescent on both surfaces; venation prominent and reticulate on both surfaces but particularly beneath where main venation often dries reddish; petiole 5–15 mm long; rhachis 1–8 mm long; stipules c. 3–4 × 0.8–1 mm, narrowly triangular-lanceolate, hairy outside.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences shorter than the leaves, 1–4-flowered; peduncles 6–10 mm long; pedicels 1–2.5 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely pubescent; tube 2.5 mm long; lobes 4–6 mm long, lanceolate, linear-attenuate and sometimes curled at the apex.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, 7–8 × 4 mm, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Pods 20–25 × 7–8 mm, oblong-oblanceolate, finely puberulous and with longer gland based hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; grassland.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia fleckii Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000419629 Unknown type material

    First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 52: 428 (1907)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. 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
    • Baker, E. G. (1923). Bothalia 1:113-138. Rev. of S. Afr. spp. of Rhynchosia

    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