1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia resinosa (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Baker

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Robust, often aromatic, mostly woody scrambler or climber 1.8–7.5 m long, or a ± erect shrub 0.6–1.5 m tall.
    Stem
    Stems ± sticky, covered with dense short glandular hairs, later glabrescent, reddish and often fissured.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, paler beneath, 1.5–9 × 1.2–8.5 cm, mostly rhombic or triangular, less often oblate or ovate, the laterals oblique, markedly acuminate, rounded at the base, pubescent and sparsely to very densely gland-dotted on both surfaces; petiole 1.1–5.7 cm long; rhachis 5–18 mm long; petiolules 1–3 mm long; stipules 7.5 × 1.5 mm, lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary and terminal, sometimes branched, glandular and sticky, 3–17 cm long; peduncle 0.5–8 cm long; pedicels 4–11 mm long; bracts deciduous, 7–12 × 3–5 mm, ovate, pubescent and glandular.
    Calyx
    Calyx usually pale, pubescent and with varying amounts of short yellowish bristly hairs, glandular; tube 4–5 × 6 mm, distinctly saccate; lobes 8–17 × 2–4 mm, lanceolate, the lowest the longest, the laterals 6–12 × 2.5–4 mm, the upper pair joined at the base or for up to half their length.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, often veined or flushed outside with reddish-purple, 11–16 × 9–11 mm, elliptic, pubescent and glandular on the upper half outside; wings yellow; keel pale yellow or cream-coloured.
    Fruits
    Pod straw-coloured with pale brown reticulation, enclosed in calyx, 15 × 4–4.5 mm, oblong, with short and long whitish hairs and also glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish-brown mottled with black, 4.5 × 2.5–3 × 2 mm, narrowly oblong or oblong-reniform.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Robust mostly woody scrambler 1·8–7·5 m. long or ± erect shrub 0·6–1·5 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stems covered with dense short glandular hairs, later glabrescent, reddish and often fissured.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, paler beneath, mostly rhomboid or triangular, less often oblate or ovate, the laterals oblique, 1·5–7·5 cm. long, 1·2–7·3 cm. wide, markedly acuminate, rounded at the base, pubescent and sparsely to very densely gland-dotted on both surfaces; petiole 1·1–5·7 cm. long; rhachis 0·5–1·8 cm. long; petiolules 1–3 mm. long; stipules lanceolate, 7·5 mm. long, 1·5 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary and terminal, sometimes branched, glandular and sticky, 3–17 cm. long; peduncle 0·5–8 cm. long; pedicels 4–8 mm. long; bracts deciduous, ovate, 0·7–1·2 cm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, pubescent and glandular.
    Calyx
    Calyx usually pale, pubescent and with varying amounts of short yellowish bristly hairs, glandular; tube distinctly saccate, 4 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, the lowest the longest, 0·8–1·7 cm. long, 2–3·5 mm. wide, the laterals 0·6–1·2 cm. long, the upper pair joined at the base or for up to half their length.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, often veined or flushed outside with reddish-purple, elliptic, 1·1–1·6 cm. long, 0·9–1·1 cm. wide, pubescent and glandular on the upper half outside; wings yellow; keel pale yellow or cream.
    Fruits
    Pod straw-coloured with pale brown reticulation, oblong, ± 1·5 cm. long, 4–4·5 mm. wide, with short and long whitish hairs and also glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish-brown mottled with black, narrowly oblong or oblong-reniform, longest dimension 4·5 mm., shorter dimension 2·5–3 mm., 2 mm. thick.
    Habitat
    Ravine forest, bushland, grassland with scattered trees, thicket and scrub, sometimes on termite mounds, also in Brachystegia woodland and cultivations; 500 – 2250 m.
    Distribution
    K2 K3 K5 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3 widespread in tropical Africa from West Africa, Sudan and Ethiopia to the Transvaal and Angola
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian woodland, Sudanian bushland and thicket, Zambezian grassland, Sudanian woodland, Sudanian grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    Subscandent viscid perennial
    Flowers
    Yellow flowers

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia resinosa (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [11065], Tanzania 771.000
    Gossweiler, J. [9361], Angola K001307098
    Schimper [1547], Ethiopia K000263680
    Schimper [1547], Ethiopia K000263681
    Schimper [317], Ethiopia K000263682 Unknown type material
    Kosper, P. [159], Sudan K000297209

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 218 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • 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.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Bak. f. Leg. Trop. Afr. 2: 480.
    • in F.T.A. 2 218 (1871)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. 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.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 88 (1962).
    • Meikle in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 554 (1958).
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 6: 162 (1954).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 440 (1949).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 480 (1929).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 218 (1871).
    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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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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
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    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/
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