1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia zernyi Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scrambler up to 2 m. long.
    Stem
    Stems pubescent and also with longer spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, markedly paler beneath, broadly elliptic to ovate, 1·3–8·5 cm. long, 1–6·3 cm. wide, acute to shortly acuminate or sometimes ± rounded at the apex, rounded to subcordate at the base, pubescent above, softly velvety hairy beneath but leaf-surface not entirely obscured, venation raised beneath the hairs, ferruginous; petiole 1–8 cm. long; rhachis 0·2–1·2 cm. long; petiolules 1–3 mm. long; stipules deciduous, lanceolate, 7 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, veined, hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, glandular hairy, sometimes apparently branched (but actually a reduced axillary branchlet with several inflorescences from axils without developed leaves); rhachis 1–3 cm. long; peduncle 5(–10) mm. long; pedicels 1·5–2·5 mm.long; bracts deciduous, ovate, 7–8 mm. long, 4 mm. wide, veined, hairy.
    Calyx
    Calyx glandular hairy; tube 3 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, the lowest the longest, 1·2 cm. long, rest 6–7 mm. long, the upper pair joined only at the extreme base.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with pellucid nerves, round, 1·3 cm. long, 1·1 cm. wide, glabrous; wings bright yellow; keel very pale greenish-yellow.
    Fruits
    Pods falcate, 3 cm. long, 8 mm. wide, densely covered with long hairs, short hairs and glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    Habitat
    Secondary bushland; 1400–1620 m.
    Distribution
    T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Scrambler up to 2 m long.
    Stem
    Stems pubescent and also with longer spreading hairs.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, markedly paler beneath, 1.3–8.5 × 1–6.3 cm, broadly elliptic to ovate, acute to shortly acuminate or sometimes ± rounded at the apex, rounded to subcordate at the base, pubescent above, softly velvety hairy beneath but leaf surface not entirely obscured; venation raised beneath the hairs, ferruginous; petiole 1–8 cm long; rhachis 2–12 mm long; petiolules 1–3 mm long; stipules deciduous, 7 × 2 mm, lanceolate, veined, hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, glandular-hairy, sometimes apparently branched (but actually a reduced axillary branchlet with several inflorescences from axils without developed leaves); rhachis 1–3 cm long; peduncle 5(10) mm long; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm long; bracts deciduous, 7–8 × 4 mm, ovate, veined, hairy.
    Calyx
    Calyx glandular-hairy; tube 3 mm long; lobes lanceolate, the lowest the longest, 12 mm long, the rest 6–7 mm long, the upper pair joined only at the extreme base.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with pellucid nerves, 13 × 11 mm, round, glabrous; wings bright yellow; keel very pale greenish-yellow.
    Fruits
    Pods 30 × 8 mm, falcate, densely covered with long hairs, short hairs and glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

    Rhynchosia zernyi Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 19, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [5599], Zambia K000072270
    Jun 19, 2002 Brummitt, R.K. [12010], Malawi K000072267
    Jun 19, 2002 Richards, H.M. [11331], Zambia K000072269
    Jun 19, 2002 Richards, H.M. [18109], Zambia K000072271
    Jun 19, 2002 Verboom, W.C. [343], Malawi K000072265
    Jun 19, 2002 Verboom, W.C. [LK84], Malawi K000072266
    Jun 19, 2002 McCallum-Webster, M. [916], Zambia K000072268
    Jun 19, 2002 Sasane, Modesty [790], Zambia K000072272

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 14: 113 (1938)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 14: 113 (1938).
    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
    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

    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.

    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