1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Bolusia Benth.
      1. Bolusia grandis B.-E.van Wyk

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Procumbent, trailing, perennial herb, up to 0.5 m across.
    Leaves
    Leaves digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets 25–65(75) × 4–11(20) mm, variable in shape, upper ones usually linear, lower ones narrowly elliptic, both with rounded apices, glabrous above, densely silky hairy beneath; petiole 10–17 mm long, silky hairy; stipules foliaceous, very large, (6)10–15(18) × (3)6–9(11) mm, ovate to broadly ovate-auriculate, acuminate, usually distinctly dentate with 3–5 prominent teeth.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed or terminal, short, racemose, 1–3-flowered; rhachis (15)20–35 mm long; peduncle 5–15 mm long; bracts 2–4(6) mm long, linear, silky hairy; bracteoles 1–2(3) mm long, linear, silky hairy.
    Flowers
    Flowers 12–16 mm long, cream coloured.
    Calyx
    Calyx 8–12 mm long; tube markedly shorter than the lobes.
    Fruits
    Pods very large, c. 48 × 10–14 mm, smooth, dehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, c. 4 × 3 mm, smooth.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Bolusia grandis B.-E.van Wyk appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 18, 2006 Richards, H.M. [5308], Zambia K000264753 holotype
    Sep 18, 2006 Richards, H.M. [5308], Zambia K000264754 isotype

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 3(7): 232 (2003)

    Accepted by

    • Ven Wyk, B.-E., Venter, M. & Boatwright, J.S. (2010). A revision of the genus Bolusia (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae) South African Journal of Botany 76: 86-94.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ven Wyk, B.-E., Venter, M. & Boatwright, J.S. (2010). A revision of the genus Bolusia (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae) South African Journal of Botany 76: 86-94.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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