1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia oblatifoliolata Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya, Yemen.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial prostrate or climbing herb 0·5–0·8 m. long.
    Stem
    Stems densely pubescent with short grey hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, the terminal one oblate, the laterals obliquely ovate-rhomboid, 0·8–2·1 cm. long, 0·8–2·4 cm. wide, broadly rounded or almost truncate at the apex, rounded at the base, densely pilose on both sides with short white hairs, obscurely glandular-punctate beneath; petiole 0·5–2 cm. long; rhachis 1·5–6 mm. long; petiolules 1 mm. long; stipules ovate, 3·5–4·5 mm. long, 2–2·5 mm. wide, densely pilose.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences slender; rhachis 1–1·5 cm. long, 3–5-flowered; peduncle 1–4·5 cm. long; pedicels 2 mm. long; bracts deciduous, 3 mm. long, 1·3 mm. wide, densely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely pubescent; tube 2·5 mm. long; lobes oblong-lanceolate or narrowly triangular, 2·5–3·5 mm. long, the upper pair joined for two-thirds of their length.
    Corolla
    Corolla probably very pale without purple veining, but colour not known; standard rounded-obovate, 9·5 mm. long, 7·5 mm. wide, slightly emarginate, densely pubescent.
    Fruits
    Pod falcate, 2·2 cm. long, 7 mm. wide, covered with short hairs, longer hairs nearly 1 mm. long and glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds chestnut with black spots, oblong-globose, longest dimension 3·2 mm., shorter dimension 2·5 mm., 2 mm. thick; hilum rounded, minute, excentric.
    Habitat
    Rocky slopes; 1800 m.
    Distribution
    K3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen

    Rhynchosia oblatifoliolata Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1970 Iecama, R.S. [248], Ethiopia K000263736 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 25: 97 (1971)

    Accepted by

    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 25: 97 (1971).
    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
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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