1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Zornia J.F.Gmel.
      1. Zornia reptans Harms

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with prostrate pilose stems up to 5 dm. long, radiating from a central rootstock.
    Leaves
    Leaves normally 2-foliolate; leaflets of upper leaves obliquely ovate, up to 20 × 10 mm., rather obtuse, sparsely pilose above, glandular-punctate on both surfaces; those of lower leaves similar but smaller.
    Stipules
    Stipules ovate-lanceolate, up to 10 mm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts ovate, scarcely acute, usually slightly longer than the internodes, beset with rather inconspicuous glands, glabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers longer than the bracts.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 4.0 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, up to 11 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Legume up to 13 mm. long, glabrous, 5(–6)-seeded; segments 2 × 2mm., without bristles,glabrous.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia, Uapaca, Philippia woodland in short grass on sand or gravel; 1500–1860 m.
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Zornia reptans Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Watermeyer, A.M. [96], Tanzania 3231.000
    Goetze, W. [714], Tanzania K000418278

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 406 (1900)

    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: 60 (1961).
    • Milne-Redh. in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 28: 99 (1954).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 324 (1929).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 406 (1900).
    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
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    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