1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia genistoides Burtt Davy

        This species is accepted, and is native to Northern Provinces and Mozambique..

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Subshrub 1 m tall, much branched above, the ends of the branchlets probably slightly scandent, silvery silky pubescent; older stems dark, glabrescent.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, very discolorous, 0.8–2.3 × 0.3–1 cm, oblanceolate to ± elliptic, rounded or subacute and mucronulate at the apex, gradually narrowed to the base, grey above and with dense fine white appressed pubescence, silvery grey velvety tomentose beneath; petiole 0.5–1 mm long; rhachis plus petiolule 1–3 mm long; stipules 1–3 mm long, lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences very reduced, 1–2-flowered; peduncle ± obsolete (but abbreviated branchlets can appear to be peduncles); pedicels 1–5 mm long; bracts 1–2 mm long, ovate, pubescent outside.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent and gland-dotted; tube 3.5 mm long; lobes unequal, lanceolate, 5 mm long, the upper pair joined for half their length.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow (see note); standard 17 × 8 mm including the 2.5 mm long claw, obovate-oblong, slightly emarginate, auriculate, pubescent and gland-dotted outside.
    Fruits
    Pods 17 × 5 mm (?immature), oblanceolate, covered with glands and gland based setiform hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Northern Provinces

    Rhynchosia genistoides Burtt Davy appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Rogers, F.A. [23241], South Africa K000263794 Unknown type material
    Rogers, F.A. [23241], South Africa K000263795 Unknown type material
    Rogers, F.A. [23241], South Africa K000263796 Unknown type material

    First published in Man. Pl. Transvaal 2: 408 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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
    • Burtt Davy, J. (1932). Manual of the Fl. Pls & ferns of the Transvaal, pt. II

    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.
    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