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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climber to 6 m.
    Stem
    Stems subglabrescent, puberulous or hirsute, sometimes slightly glutinous.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, the terminal one broadly rhomboid, sometimes broader than long, 2·5–5·5cm. long, 2·5–6 cm. wide, shortly acute to distinctly acutely or obtusely acuminate at the apex, obtuse, rounded or very slightly subcordate at the base, the lateral leaflets similar but more oblique, glabres-cent or shortly puberulous on main nerves of both surfaces and gland-dotted particularly beneath; petiole 3–5 cm. long; rhachis 1–2 cm. long; petiolules 2–4 mm. long; stipules ovate-lanceolate or broadly lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, 2–3 mm. wide, ribbed, pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, rather lax, several- to many-flowered, often branched; rhachis (5–)10–15 cm. long, glandular pubescent; peduncle 3–5 mm. long (Harms states the lower part sometimes leaf-bearing); pedicels slender, 5–8 mm. long, glandular pubescent or covered in rather long spreading hairs; bracts elliptic-lanceolate or linear-oblong, 5–8 mm. long, 2–4 mm. wide.
    Calyx
    Calyx with short and long hairs, glandular and gland-dotted, somewhat saccate; tube 3–5 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate, the lowest the longest, 1·5–2·1 cm. long, 1·5–2 mm. wide, the laterals 1–1·2 cm. long, the upper pair joined to ± the middle, 1–1·2 cm. long, the free segments very narrow.
    Corolla
    Corolla violet or brownish; standard obovate, 1·4–1·6 cm. long, 1 cm. wide, puberulous or practically glabrous outside.
    Fruits
    Very young pods with long hairs on the margins and the surfaces also gland-dotted.
    Habitat
    Lowland forest; up to 270 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; forest
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Rhynchosia holtzii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 49: 444 (1913)

    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
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 477 (1929).
    • Harms in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (1): 668 (1915).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 49: 444 (1913)
    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