1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Bolusia Benth.
      1. Bolusia acuminata (DC.) Polhill

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Botswana to N. Cape Prov.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect to procumbent perennial herb, 0.2–0.3 m high.
    Leaves
    Leaves predominantly 1-foliolate, basal ones sometimes digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets (15)17–45(55) × 3–11(13) mm, variable in shape, usually linear to narrowly elliptic, usually acute to acuminate at the apex, sometimes the basal ones broadly obovate to broadly oblong with rounded apices, glabrous above, densely silky hairy beneath; petiole 5–10(12) mm long, densely silky hairy; stipules (2)4–7 × 2–4 mm, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acuminate, not dentate or rarely with 1–2 small teeth.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed or terminal, short, racemose, 1–3(5)-flowered; rhachis (15)20–35 mm long; peduncle 10–20 mm long; bracts small, 2–4 mm long, linear, silky hairy; bracteoles small, 0.5–1 mm long, linear, silky hairy.
    Flowers
    Flowers 8–10 mm long, yellow.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–8 mm long; tube markedly shorter than the lobes.
    Fruits
    Pods 18–24 × 5–8 mm, smooth, dehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, c. 3 × 2.5 mm, distinctly verrucose.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Northern Provinces

    Bolusia acuminata (DC.) Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 18, 2006 Holub, E. [s.n.], South Africa K000264756
    Sep 18, 2006 Cruickshank, J. [2517], South Africa K000264755 Unknown type material

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 375 (1982)

    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. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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