1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Zornia J.F.Gmel.
      1. Zornia setosa Baker f.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate or erect perennial herb with pubescent stems 3–50 cm long or tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves (2–3)4-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to obovate or oblanceolate, the terminal pair usually the largest, and leaflets of lower leaves often larger than those of the upper leaves, 5–26 × 2–18 mm, obtuse, rounded (rarely acute) and ± mucronulate at the apex, cuneate at the base, densely glandular-punctate, glabrous or pubescent on both surfaces, mostly ciliate when young; petiole 2–16 mm long; petiolules 0.5–1 mm long; stipules 4–9 mm long including the 0.5–2.5 mm long spur, 2–3 mm wide, ovate, ovate-lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, glabrous or pubescent, densely glandular-punctate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2–9 cm long; peduncle 7–35 mm long; bracts 5–10 × 2.5–4.5 mm, elliptic-obovate or elliptic, acute, punctate like the stipules, pubescent or glabrescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous save for base of lowest lobe; tube 2–2.5 mm long, lobes 1–2 mm long.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, orange or pink to purple, mostly flushed or veined with darker colour, 7–9 × 7–8 mm; keel green.
    Fruits
    Fruits 10–18 mm long, of 3–7 articles; each article 2–3 × 2–2.5 mm, puberulous or glabrous, glandular or not, covered with plumose or glabrous bristles 0.5–4 mm long.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark purple-brown, 1.8 × 1.4 × 0.8 mm, rounded reniform, slightly beaked 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 stems radiating from a woody vertical root, up to 64 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves 4-foliolate, very variable in size; terminal leaflets of upper leaves obovate, rarely oblanceolate, up to 21 × 11(30 × 14) mm., often very much smaller, rounded at the apex, glabrous or with a few hairs on the midrib and margin, glandular-punctate beneath; lateral leaflets smaller; leaflets of lower leaves similar to the upper but slightly larger.
    Stipules
    Stipules ovate or ovate-lanceolate, up to 9 mm. long but often much shorter.
    Bracts
    Bracts obovate-elliptic, scarcely acute, usually longer than the internodes, beset with conspicuous glands, glabrous.
    Flowers
    Flowers longer than the bracts.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 3.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, pink, blood-red or mauve, variously marked with deeper colours; standard up to 9 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Legume up to 20 mm. long and 8-seeded; segments 2.5 × 2.5 mm., variously clothed.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Zambezian anthropic landscapes., Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; anthropic landscapes.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Zornia setosa Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 324 (1929)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mohlenbr. in Webbia 16: 41 (1961).
    • J. Léon. & Milne-Redh. in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 5: 353 (1954).
    • Milne-Redh. in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 28: 99 (1954).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 324 (1929).
    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

    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