Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Bolusia amboensis (Schinz) Harms

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

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Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect to procumbent perennial herb (sometimes annual?) 0.2–0.5 m high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets (5)13–22(36) × 3–9(14) mm, variable in shape and texture, linear, narrowly elliptic to broadly obovate, the upper ones often markedly narrower than the lower ones, glabrous above, glabrous beneath or with hairs along the midribs only; petiole (4)6–12(17) mm long; stipules 3–7(10) × 3–5(7) mm, asymmetrically ovate, ± truncate at the base, obscurely to markedly dentate, with one or two teeth along the outer edge.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences leaf-opposed or terminal, short, racemose, 1–4-flowered; rhachis (5)15–40(50) mm long; peduncle 5–20 mm long; bracts small, 2–4 mm long, linear; bracteoles small, c. 0.5 mm long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 8–10 mm long, white, whitish-cream to yellow and flushed pink or purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–8 mm long; tube slightly shorter than the lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods c. 25 × 8 mm, smooth, dehiscent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown, c. 3 × 2 mm, smooth.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bolusia amboensis (Schinz) Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 18, 2006 Hislop, A. [26], Zimbabwe K000264749 Unknown type material Yes
Richards, H.M. [10774], Zambia Bolusia rhodesiana 3216.000 No

First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 260 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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

  • 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.

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  • International Legume Database and Information Service

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