1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia insignis (O.Hoffm.) R.E.Fr.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Sticky erect pyrophytic herb or subshrub 14–90 cm tall; rootstock 7.5–35 × 1.5–1.6 cm, tough and woody, often horizontal.
    Stem
    Stems several, branched near the base, sparsely to velvety pubescent and with yellowish glandular hairs as well; tips of shoots with densely silvery velvety young leaves.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 1–3, 1.2–9 × 0.8–4.6 cm, round, ovate or elliptic to lanceolate, rounded or subacute at the apex, rounded or subcordate at the base, pubescent to velvety on both surfaces with grey or ferruginous hairs; venation reticulate beneath; petiole 1.2–4.1 cm long; rhachis 4–22 mm long; petiolules 2–3 mm long; stipules 6–12 × 2.5–6 mm, lanceolate to oblong-ovate, veined, velvety.
    Flowers
    Flowers usually appearing when the plant is quite or almost leafless; inflorescences lax; rhachis 7–20 cm long, glandular-hairy; peduncle 4–8 cm long; pedicels 1.5–2 mm long; bracts deciduous, 3–7 mm long, usually 1–4 mm wide, lanceolate or ovate.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent and with conspicuous golden glands; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 1.5–2 mm long, deltate, the lowest scarcely longer, the upper pair slightly joined at the base.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, veined with purple and often drying entirely purple outside, 12–18 × 8–12 mm, obovate, pubescent.
    Fruits
    Pod 20–26 × 5.5–7.5 mm, falcate, veined with green or purplish, pubescent and with longer yellow glandular-based hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish-brown, 4 × 3 mm, oblong-reniform.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Rhynchosia insignis (O.Hoffm.) R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 24, 2002 Chase, N.C. [6993], Zimbabwe K000072365
    Jun 24, 2002 Gossweiler, J. [1374], Angola K000072367 Unknown type material
    Jun 24, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1302], Zimbabwe K000072345
    Jun 24, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1385], Zimbabwe K000072346
    Jun 24, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1764], Zimbabwe K000072358
    Jun 24, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1946], Zimbabwe K000072359
    Jun 24, 2002 Faulkner, H.G. [A416], Angola K000072368
    Jun 24, 2002 Faulkner, H.G. [A176], Angola K000072369
    Jun 24, 2002 Miller, O.B. [4495], Zimbabwe K000072355
    Jun 24, 2002 Biegel, H.M. [3615], Zimbabwe K000072347
    Jun 24, 2002 Eyles [6911], Zimbabwe K000072353
    Jun 24, 2002 Eyles [7190], Zimbabwe K000072360
    Jun 24, 2002 Wild, H. [1293], Zimbabwe K000072343
    Jun 24, 2002 Wild, H. [70], Zimbabwe K000072361
    Jun 24, 2002 Bingham, M.G. [841], Zimbabwe K000072344
    Jun 24, 2002 Oates, F., Zimbabwe K000072366
    Jun 24, 2002 Rogers, F.A. [4014], Zimbabwe K000072348
    Jun 24, 2002 Rogers, F.A. [4051], Zimbabwe K000072349
    Jun 24, 2002 West, O. [4269], Zimbabwe K000072356
    Jun 24, 2002 West, O. [4282], Zimbabwe K000072357
    Jun 24, 2002 Teague, A.J. [563], Zimbabwe K000072362
    Jun 24, 2002 Walters, J.A.S. [2384], Zimbabwe K000072351
    Jun 24, 2002 Walters, J.A.S. [2397], Zimbabwe K000072352
    Jun 24, 2002 Gilliland, H.B. [K724], Zimbabwe K000072363
    Jun 24, 2002 Gilliland, H.B. [Q1177], Zimbabwe K000072364
    Jun 24, 2002 Hopkins, J.C.F. [7731], Zimbabwe K000072354
    Jun 24, 2002 Craster, O. [14], Zimbabwe K000072350
    Jun 21, 2002 Greenway, P.J. [8249], Zambia K000072309
    Jun 21, 2002 Drummond, R.B. [6750], Zambia K000072335
    Jun 21, 2002 Jackson, G. [169], Malawi K000072298
    Jun 21, 2002 Robinson, E.A. [5665], Zambia K000072337
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8955], Zambia K000072308
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [10631], Zambia K000072316
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [244], Zambia K000072322
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2460], Zambia K000072323
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2468], Zambia K000072324
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2636], Zambia K000072325
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2714], Zambia K000072326
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [5363], Zambia K000072327
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [6675], Zambia K000072328
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3750], Zambia K000072333
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3750], Zambia K000072334
    Jun 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [9290], Zambia K000072341
    Jun 21, 2002 White, F. [3209], Zambia K000072320
    Jun 21, 2002 White, F. [3209A], Zambia K000072321
    Jun 21, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [900], Zambia K000072317
    Jun 21, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [900], Zambia K000072318
    Jun 21, 2002 Brass, L.J. [17594], Malawi K000072296
    Jun 21, 2002 Brass, L.J. [17626], Malawi K000072297
    Jun 21, 2002 Angus, A. [229], Zambia K000072319
    Jun 21, 2002 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000072299
    Jun 21, 2002 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000072300
    Jun 21, 2002 Brummitt, R.K. [12943], Malawi K000072306
    Jun 21, 2002 Richards, H.M. [2064], Zambia K000072310
    Jun 21, 2002 Richards, H.M. [5884], Zambia K000072311
    Jun 21, 2002 Richards, H.M. [6096], Zambia K000072312
    Jun 21, 2002 Richards, H.M. [13121], Zambia K000072313
    Jun 21, 2002 Richards, H.M. [16448], Zambia K000072314
    Jun 21, 2002 Richards, H.M. [13315], Zambia K000072340
    Jun 21, 2002 Buchanan, J. [120], Malawi K000072301
    Jun 21, 2002 Buchanan, J. [597], Malawi K000072304
    Jun 21, 2002 Sharpe, A. [29], Malawi K000072305
    Jun 21, 2002 Mutimushi, J.M. [2260], Zambia K000072342
    Jun 21, 2002 Verboom, W.C. [128], Zambia K000072339
    Jun 21, 2002 Pawek, Jean [2885], Malawi K000072292
    Jun 21, 2002 Pawek, Jean [10150], Malawi K000072293
    Jun 21, 2002 Phillips, Eleanor [4013], Malawi K000072294
    Jun 21, 2002 Phillips, Eleanor [4092], Malawi K000072295
    Jun 21, 2002 Sasane, Modesty [896], Zambia K000072315
    Jun 21, 2002 Kornas, Jan [2149], Zambia K000072336
    Jun 21, 2002 Buchanan, John [241 [US] 597], Malawi K000072303
    Jun 21, 2002 Simwanda, P. [33], Zambia K000072332
    Jun 21, 2002 Zulu, R. [R2], Zambia K000072329
    Jun 21, 2002 Zulu, R. [R2], Zambia K000072330
    Jun 21, 2002 Zulu, R. [R2], Zambia K000072331
    Jun 21, 2002 Zulu, R. [R1], Zambia K000072338

    First published in Wiss. Erg. Schwed. Rhodesia-Kongo-Exp. 1911-1912, 1: 95 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    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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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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