1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia kilimandscharica Volkens ex Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial climbing or trailing herb up to 1·5 m. long.
    Stem
    Stems pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, ovate or rhomboid, 1·2–4·2 cm. long, 1–3·8 cm. wide, acute or somewhat rounded at the apex, rounded at the base, shortly pubescent and gland-dotted on both surfaces; petiole 1–6 cm. long; rhachis 3–8 mm. long; petiolules 2 mm. long; stipules conspicuous, membranous, ovate, 7–10 mm. long, 2–5 mm. wide, acute or obtuse, veined, hairy on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, dense; rhachis 1·5–6 cm. long; peduncle 1·5–16 cm. long; pedicels 1·5–2 mm. long; bracts deciduous, ± ovate, 2 mm. long, 1·5 mm. wide, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; tube 1·5–2 mm. long; lobes lanceolate to oblong, 2·5–5 mm. long, the upper pair joined for ± two-thirds of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, usually with purplish veining, obovate, 7–8 mm. long, 4·5–6 mm. wide, puberulous.
    Fruits
    Pods narrowly oblong, 1–3 cm. long, 4 mm. wide, covered with short hairs and glands and, particularly on the faces, with some long tangled hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds brownish-black, oblong-reniform, longest dimension 3 mm., shorter dimension 2 mm., 1 mm. thick.
    Habitat
    Bushland, forest edges and grassland, often on lava plains; 1290–2550 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K6 T2 T6 U2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Rhynchosia kilimandscharica Volkens ex Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 389 (1917)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 169 (1954).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 472 (1929).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 54: 389 (1917).
    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