1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia swynnertonii Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Climbing herb or liane to 3 m long; stems with rather tangled appressed or pale brownish hairs.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 1.5–7.3 × 1.1–5.8 cm, discolorous, the terminal ones ovate to narrowly ovate, the laterals asymmetrically ovate, acute at the apex, rounded to slightly subcordate at the base, darker and appressed pilose above, densely silvery velvety beneath with thick hairs, the venation mostly pale brown hairy; petiole 1.1–2.8 cm long; rhachis 5–10 mm long; stipules 9 × 2 mm, lanceolate, pubescent outside.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 9–24 cm long, including the 5–9 cm long peduncle, axillary, spreading, showy, with same indumentum as stems, usually unbranched but sometimes with a branch at top of peduncle; pedicels 3–6 mm long; bracts 5 × 1.5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, soon deciduous.
    Calyx
    Calyx appressed pale brown pubescent; tube 3–5 mm long, cupular; lobes 1.2–3 mm long, triangular-ovate, the lowest the longest and more acuminate.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with red-brown veins radiating from a basal blotch, darker purple when dry, 11–12 × 8–10 mm, obovate, glabrous; keel with darker apex, purplish when dry, mostly slightly longer than the standard.
    Pistil
    Ovary densely pilose; style strongly bent.
    Fruits
    Pods 3.3 × 1 cm, oblanceolate-falcate, pilose and with shorter hairs and glands, tipped with bent style base.
    Seeds
    Ripe seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia swynnertonii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2001 Chase, N.C. [2166], Zimbabwe K000070770
    Nov 1, 2001 Chase, N.C. [7112], Zimbabwe K000070771
    Nov 1, 2001 Chase, N.C. [7451], Zimbabwe K000070772
    Nov 1, 2001 Chase, N.C. [7451], Zimbabwe K000070773
    Nov 1, 2001 Chase, N.C. [8004], Zimbabwe K000070774
    Nov 1, 2001 Chase, N.C. [8556], Zimbabwe K000070777
    Nov 1, 2001 Chase, N.C. [8556], Zimbabwe K000070778
    Nov 1, 2001 Corby, H.D.L. [1083], Zimbabwe K000070775
    Nov 1, 2001 Corby, H.D.L. [1261], Zimbabwe K000070776
    Nov 1, 2001 Torre, A.R. [18633], Mozambique K000070780
    Nov 1, 2001 Norlindh, Tycho [4686], Zimbabwe K000070768
    Nov 1, 2001 Gilliland, H.B. [K.1432], Zimbabwe K000070769
    Nov 1, 2001 Loveridge, J.P. [1822], Zimbabwe K000070779

    First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 476 (1929)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0