1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia goetzei Harms

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Mostly erect or sometimes scrambling subshrub, 0·9–1·5 m. tall, or a climber.
    Stem
    Stems much branched, woody, reddish-brown, densely puberulous or pubescent when young, later glabrescent and fissured.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, paler beneath, oblate-rhomboid to ovate, the laterals oblique, 1·5–4·8(–8) cm. long, 1·3–4·5(–8) cm. wide, rounded to usually acute or acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, densely to sparsely puberulous above, pubescent on the nerves to entirely velvety beneath, gland-dotted on both surfaces; petiole 0·8–6 cm. long; rhachis 0·3–2·5 cm. long; petiolules 1·5–3 mm. long; stipules triangular, 2 mm. long, 0·5 mm. wide, pubescent; venation usually finely reticulate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary and terminal, sometimes several in one axil or branched, the apical ones paniculate; rhachis 3–9 cm. long; peduncle 0·5–1·5 cm. long; pedicels 5–7 mm. long; bracts persistent, ovate, 2·5–4·5 mm. long, 1·5–3 mm. wide, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent, glandular; tube 3 mm. long; lobes triangular or lanceolate, often with grey hairs along the margins and midribs, the lowest the longest, 5·5–6 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, the rest 3–4 mm. long, 1·5 mm. wide, the upper pair entirely fused to form a triangular lobe or only free at the extreme apex.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, veined with reddish-brown, broadly obovate, 1·2–1·4 cm. long, 1–1·2 cm. wide, glabrous; wings yellow; keel cream with greyish tip.
    Fruits
    Pod straw-coloured, veined with green, oblong-falcate, 2–3 cm. long, 6–8 mm. wide, acute at both ends, densely shortly puberulous and glandular.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish-brown, oblong-reniform, longest dimension 3·5 mm., shorter dimension 2·5 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Mostly erect or sometimes scrambling subshrub with tips twining, 0.6–2 m tall, or much less often a distinct climber.
    Stem
    Stems much branched, woody, reddish-brown, densely puberulous or pubescent when young, later glabrescent and fissured.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, paler beneath, 1.5–4.8(8) × 1.3–4.5(8) cm, oblate-rhombic to ovate, the laterals oblique, rounded to usually acute or acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, densely to sparsely puberulous above, pubescent on the nerves to entirely velvety beneath, gland-dotted on both surfaces; venation usually finely reticulate; petiole 0.8–6 cm long; rhachis 3–25 mm long; petiolules 1.5–3 mm long; stipules 2 × 0.5 mm, triangular, pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary and terminal, sometimes several in one axil or branched, the apical ones paniculate; rhachis 3–9 cm long; peduncle 5–15 mm long; pedicels 5–7 mm long; bracts persistent, 2.5–4.5 × 1.5–3 mm, ovate, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent, glandular; tube 3 mm long; lobes triangular or lanceolate, often with grey hairs along the margins and midribs, the lowest the longest, 5.5–6 × 2 mm, the rest 3–4 × 1.5 mm, the upper pair entirely fused to form a triangular lobe or only free at the extreme apex.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, veined with reddish-brown, 12–14 × 10–12 mm, broadly obovate, glabrous; wings yellow; keel cream-coloured with a greyish or purple tip.
    Fruits
    Pod straw-coloured, veined with green, 2–3 cm × 6–8 mm, oblong-falcate, acute at both ends, densely shortly puberulous and glandular (often ± glabrous in Dem. Rep. Congo).
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish-brown, 3.5 × 2.5 mm, oblong-reniform.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia goetzei Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 6, 1999 [illegible] [8152], Zambia K000263751 Unknown type material
    Stolz, A. [1448], Tanzania K000263724 Unknown type material
    Bidgood, S. [5613], Tanzania K000468811
    Goetze, W. [743], Tanzania K000263725 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 409 (1900)

    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.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    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.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 180 (1954).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 439 (1949).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 479 (1929).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 409 (1900).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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.
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    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