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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trailing herb; stems very pale, up to 60 cm long, finely pubescent with short hairs and with longer sticky yellow glandular-based hairs.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 1–4 × 1–4.5 cm, the terminal one oblate, the laterals obliquely rhombic-ovate, rounded to very slightly acute at the apex, often very shortly mucronate, appressed pubescent on both surfaces and with a few scattered gland based hairs, sometimes slightly bullate or venation impressed above, at least near the margins, save in a few Namibian specimens, prominent beneath and often tinged reddish when dry; petiole 1.5–4 cm long and rhachis 5–15 mm long, both hairy as in the stems; stipules 4 × 2.5 mm, narrowly ovate, pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences held erect, axillary and terminal, 7–19 cm long, 3–12-flowered; pedicels c. 1 mm long; bracts resembling the stipules.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent and with longer glandular-based hairs; tube c. 1 mm long; lobes 4–7 × 1–2 mm, lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with a few streaks of red or white and green, 7–8 × 5.5–6 mm, obovate, glabrous, with claw c. 2 mm long; keel dark near the tip at least when dry.
    Fruits
    Pods pale brown, 2–5 × 1 cm, obovate-oblong, finely puberulous and with scattered yellow glandular-based hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds shiny, purplish, 5–6.3 × 4–4.2 × 1.8 mm, compressed, ellipsoid.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia holosericea Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 19, 2002 Plowes, D.C. [1601], Zimbabwe K000072263
    Jun 19, 2002 Plowes, D.C. [1601], Zimbabwe K000072264
    Jun 19, 2002 Gairdner, A.E. [518], Zambia K000072262
    Jun 19, 2002 Smith, P.A. [328], Botswana K000072256
    Jun 19, 2002 Smith, P.A. [3201], Botswana K000072257
    Jun 19, 2002 Yalala, A.M. [248], Botswana K000072261
    Jun 19, 2002 Brown, R.C. [6082], Botswana K000072259
    Jun 19, 2002 Cox, T.J. [358], Botswana K000072258
    Jun 19, 2002 Skarpe, Christina [S446], Botswana K000072260
    Schinz, South Africa K000263827 Unknown type material

    First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 56: 261 (1911)

    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.

    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