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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Densely tufted perennial.
    Stem
    Stems erect, arising among burnt-off bases of previous seasons’ stems, up to 4 dm. long, glandular-punctate.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2-foliolate; leaflets obliquely linear-elliptic, acute, glabrous, densely glandular-punctate on both surfaces, the largest occurring about the middle of the stem, up to 38 × 6 mm.
    Stipules
    Stipules lanceolate, up to 12 mm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts ovate, acute, shorter than the internodes, densely beset with punctate glands, glabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers as long as the bracts.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 3.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow; standard up to 8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Legume up to 17 mm. long and 6-seeded; segments 2.5 × 3 mm., without bristles, shortly pubescent, densely glandular-punctate.
    Habitat
    At edge of cultivated land in Brachystegia longifolia woodland; 1400 m.
    Distribution
    known from one locality only T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 29, 1970 Boaler, S.B. [718], Tanzania K000418122 holotype
    Jun 29, 1970 Boaler, S.B. [718], Tanzania K000418123
    Boaler, S.B. [718], Tanzania K000418121 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 25: 179 (1971)

    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
    • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 25: 179 (1971).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • 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