1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Zornia J.F.Gmel.
      1. Zornia capensis Pers.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes, Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:6. 2000

    Habit
    Perennial herb (rarely annual) with decumbent or prostrate stems 15–75 cm long.
    Stem
    Stems mostly much branched at the base, usually glabrous but sometimes slightly pubescent (very rarely densely pubescent).
    Leaves
    Leaves 4-foliolate (rarely less); leaflets 5–30 × 2–8(9) mm, lanceolate, or narrowly elliptic, acute and apiculate at the apex, cuneate at the base, glabrous or slightly pubescent, densely glandular-punctate or sometimes mostly glandular-punctate along the margins; petiole 5–18 mm long; petiolules 0.2–1 mm long, glabrous or pubescent; stipules 5–15 mm long including the 1.5–5 mm long spur, 1.5–3 mm wide, narrowly to broadly lanceolate, glabrous, punctate or not.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1.5–20 cm long; peduncle 2–4 cm long; bracts 6–14 × 2.5–5.5 mm, elliptic to ovate, acute, glabrous or the margins distinctly ciliate, sparsely to densely pellucid-punctate.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1.5–2 mm long; lobes 2.5–3.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, often lined with red or purple, 8.5–10 × 9–10 mm; wings yellow; keel yellow or greenish.
    Fruits
    Fruits 15–23 mm long, of 4–7 articles; each article 2–2.5(3.2) mm long and wide, glabrous and glandular or with few to many glabrous or retrorsely pubescent bristles.
    Seeds
    Seeds pale brown, 1.8–2.3 × 1.2–1.5 × 0.6 mm, ellipsoid-reniform, slightly beaked at one end beyond the small eccentric hilum.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with prostrate or decumbent stems, up to 6.5 dm. long, from a slender fibrous rootstock.
    Leaves
    Leaves 4-foliolate; terminal leaflets of upper leaves lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, up to 22 × 3 mm., often much smaller, acute, apiculate, glabrous or with a few hairs on the midrib and margin, ± glandular-punctate beneath; lateral leaflets smaller; leaves towards the middle of the stem larger; leaflets of lower leaves smaller and proportionally broader.
    Stipules
    Stipules lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate, up to 12(–15) mm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts ovate or elliptic, acute, usually longer than the internodes, beset with glands, glabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers longer than the bracts.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 3.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals lemon-yellow or orange marked with reddish; standard up to 8.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Legume up to 18 mm. long and 7-seeded, often much shorter; segments 2.5 × 2 mm., variously clothed.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Zornia capensis Pers. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Robertson, S.A. [6096], Kenya K000059943

    First published in Syn. Pl. 2: 318 (1807)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Verdcourt, B. (2000). Flora Zambesiaca 3(6): 1-175. 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.
    • Verdcourt, B. (2000). Flora Zambesiaca 3(6): 1-175. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 318 (1807).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
    • 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