1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia sordida (E.Mey.) Schinz

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb or small shrub 0.4–1.8 m tall; all parts silvery silky appressed hairy particularly at apices of shoots but leaves eventually much less so or ± glabrescent.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 1.5–8 × 0.6–4.5 cm, elliptic, oblong-elliptic or ovate, obtuse to subacute but apiculate at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base, rather prominently 3-nerved from the base, the laterals often reaching over half-way up the lamina; petiole 2–4 mm long; rhachis (excluding petiolule) c. 1 mm long; stipules 6 × 2 mm, lanceolate, silky outside.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, shorter than the leaves, 1–2-flowered; peduncle 6 mm long; pedicels 2 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 2 mm long; lobes 5–9 × 1–1.5 mm, narrowly triangular-lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow; standard 9(12) × 4.5 mm (including short claw), oblong, glabrous, with sparse hairs at the apex.
    Fruits
    Pods 15–20 × 6 mm, oblong, densely silky pilose.
    Seeds
    Seeds blackish-brown, 5 × 4 × 2 mm, compressed oblong-ellipsoid.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; grassland.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia sordida (E.Mey.) Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 25, 2002 Sturgeon, K. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000072390
    Jun 25, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1739], Zimbabwe K000072393
    Jun 25, 2002 Peter, A. [47813], Zimbabwe K000072395
    Jun 25, 2002 Eyles [8584], Zimbabwe K000072387
    Jun 25, 2002 Wild, H. [542], Zimbabwe K000072389
    Jun 25, 2002 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [1500], Zimbabwe K000072391
    Jun 25, 2002 Goldsmith, B. [48/68], Zimbabwe K000072394
    Jun 25, 2002 Teague, A.J. [567], Zimbabwe K000072384
    Jun 25, 2002 Obermeyer, A.A. [2224], Zimbabwe K000072388
    Jun 25, 2002 Gilliland, H.B. [Q822], Zimbabwe K000072386
    Jun 25, 2002 Methuen, Lord [163], Zimbabwe K000072392
    Jun 25, 2002 Walters, J. [2766], Zimbabwe K000072385
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000263785 Unknown type material
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000263787 Unknown type material
    Wood, J.M. [353], South Africa K000263786

    First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 66: 227 (1921)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Burtt Davy, J. (1932). Manual of the Fl. Pls & ferns of the Transvaal, pt. II

    Sources

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

    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