1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Zornia J.F.Gmel.
      1. Zornia apiculata Milne-Redh.

        This species is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial very variable herb.
    Stem
    Stems erect or decumbent, up to 4.5 dm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2-foliolate; leaflets of upper leaves ovate-lanceolate, up to 25 × 10 mm., apiculate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, conspicuously and evenly glandular-punctate beneath; those of lower leaves smaller, ovate or suborbicular.
    Stipules
    Stipules narrowly lanceolate, up to 15 mm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts ovate, acute, longer than the internodes, beset with punctate glands, glabrous or shortly pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers as long as or slightly shorter than the bracts.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 3.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, sometimes with red veins; standard up to 8 mm. long, but often less.
    Fruits
    Legume up to 16 mm. long and 6-seeded, but more usually 4-seeded; segments 3 × 2.5 mm.; bristles stiff, 1.5 mm. long, glochidiate and retrorsely hispid.
    Habitat
    In dry scrub and grasslands, rocky places; 0–1700 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K7 T3
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Maha-Aswenna

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Zornia apiculata Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gillett, J.B. [13566], Kenya K000418126
    Gillett, J.B. [13566], Kenya K000418127

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 28: 90 (1954)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mohlenbr. in Webbia 16: 119 (1961).
    • Milne-Redh. in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 28: 90 (1954).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Senaratna, L. K. (2001). A check list of the flowering plants of Sri Lanka. Colombo.
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    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.
    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