1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia pseudoteramnoides Hauman

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sudan to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial climbing or trailing herb ± 1 m. long from a slender woody root-stock.
    Stem
    Stems shortly pubescent, the hairs usually fasciculate or pseudo-stellate.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, pale beneath, elliptic or elliptic-rhomboid, 1·1–3·6 cm. long, 0·5–2·8 cm. wide, acute at the apex, rounded at the base, adpressed puberulous with minute fasciculate or pseudostellate hairs of characteristic appearance, together with dark gland-dots on both surfaces; venation raised beneath; petiole 0·8–4·5 cm. long; rhachis 1–7 mm. long; petiolules 1–1·5 mm. long; stipules lanceolate, 4–5 mm. long, 0·8 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary; rhachis 3–8 cm. long; peduncle 1–4 cm. long; pedicels 1·5 mm. long; bracts deciduous, lanceolate, 2 mm. long, 0·5 mm. wide.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely puberulous and covered with dark gland-dots; tube 1·5 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, 2·5–4 mm. long, the lowest the longest, the upper pair joined only at the base or for ± two-thirds of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, obovate, 8 mm. long, 5·5 mm. wide, puberulous and glandular; wings yellow; keel pale greenish-yellow.
    Fruits
    Immature pods oblanceolate-oblong, falcate, ± 1·4 cm. long, 4·5 mm. wide, densely pubescent and with longer hairs and dense dark red glands.
    Habitat
    Grassland; 1020–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T7 T8 U4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian woodland, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial climbing or trailing herb 0.3–1 m long from a slender woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems striate, shortly pubescent, the hairs usually fasciculate or pseudostellate.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, pale beneath, 1.1–3.6 × 0.5–2.8 cm, elliptic or elliptic-rhombic, acute at the apex, rounded at the base, appressed puberulous with minute fasciculate or pseudostellate hairs of characteristic appearance, together with dark gland dots on both surfaces; venation raised beneath; petiole 0.8–4.5 cm long; rhachis 1–7 mm long; petiolules 1–1.5 mm long; stipules 4–5 × 0.8 mm, lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary; rhachis 3–8 cm long; peduncle 1–4 cm long; pedicels 1.5 mm long; bracts deciduous, 2 × 0.5 mm, lanceolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely puberulous and covered with dark gland dots; tube 1.5 mm long; lobes 2.5–4 mm long, lanceolate, the lowest the longest, the upper pair joined only at the base or for ± two-thirds of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, 8 × 5.5 mm, obovate, puberulous and glandular; wings yellow; keel pale greenish-yellow.
    Fruits
    Immature pods c. 14 × 4.5 mm, oblanceolate-oblong, falcate, densely pubescent and with longer hairs and dense dark red glands.
    Seeds
    Immature seeds ellipsoid, 2 × 1.3 mm with rim aril showing signs of development.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Rhynchosia pseudoteramnoides Hauman appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 25: 106 (1955)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 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
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hauman in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 25: 106 (1955).
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 171 (1954), sine descr. lat.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1954). Flore du Congo Belge Vol. 6. Dalbergieae, Vicieae, Phaseoleae

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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