Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Bolusia resupinata Milne-Redh.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi to Zambia.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect to procumbent perennial herb 0.2–0.4 m high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets (8)10–15(20) × 3–6(10) mm, narrowly elliptic to obovate, the upper ones often markedly narrower than the lower ones, sparsely silky hairy above and beneath, ± glabrescent above; petiole 6–9(15) mm long; stipules 3–7(10) × 3–6(8) mm, asymmetrically ovate, not dentate or obscurely dentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences leaf-opposed or terminal, short, racemose, 1–4-flowered; rhachis 10–20 mm long; peduncle 5–15 mm long; bracts small, 2–4 mm long, linear, silky hairy; bracteoles small, c. 0.5 mm long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 8–10 mm long, pale yellow flushed purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–7 mm long; tube slightly shorter than the lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods 17–27(35) × 6–11 mm, smooth, dehiscent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown, c. 3 × 2 mm, smooth to slightly verrucose.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Malawi, Zambia

Bolusia resupinata Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 18, 2006 St Clair Thompson, G.W. [1283], Zambia K000264751 Unknown type material Yes
Sep 18, 2006 St Clair Thompson, G.W. [1283], Zambia K000264750 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 2002 Brummitt, R.K. [11698], Malawi K000315456 Yes
St Clair Thompson, G.W. [1283], Zambia 9237.000 Unknown type material No
St. Clair Thompson, G.W. [1283], Zambia K000315458 Unknown type material Yes
Verboom, W.C. [226], Zambia K000315457 No

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 33: t. 3246 (1934)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-List: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

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.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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