Galactia argentifolia S.Moore

First published in J. Bot. 15: 291 (1877)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is E. Tropical Africa. It is a climber and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/179865/1592497

Conservation
NT - near threatened
[IUCN]

Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology General Habit
Erect or sometimes rather straggling herb or subshrub 0·75–1·5 m. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems densely velvety with silvery or greyish hairs above, pubescent below; extreme tips sometimes showing climbing tendencies.
Morphology Leaves
Leaflets 3, paler beneath, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 2·5–5·5 cm. long, 1·4–2·5 cm. wide, rounded or slightly emarginate at the apex, rounded at the base, finely adpressed pubescent above, very densely adpressed silvery velvety beneath; petiole 1·2–2·5 cm. long; rhachis 5–9 mm. long; petiolules 1–2·5 mm. long; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 5 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, ribbed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes few-flowered, dense; rhachis 1–2 cm. long; peduncles 1–4 cm. long; pedicels 3 mm. long; bracts small, lanceolate, 3–4 mm. long; bracteoles lanceolate, 5 mm. long, 1·5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx adpressed silvery pilose; tube 3–4 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, 5–9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard mauve or violet, obovate, 1·3–1·4 cm. long, 6·5–8 mm. wide, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods narrowly oblong, 3·5–5 cm. long, 6·5–9 mm. wide, densely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown mottled with yellow-brown, often with a darker zone around the hilum, ellipsoid-reniform, compressed, longest dimension 4·5–5·5 mm., shorter dimension 3–3·5 mm., thickness 1·5–2·5 mm.; rim-aril slightly developed.
Figures
Fig. 85, p. 580.
Habitat
Grassland, grassland with scattered trees; 0–450 m.
Distribution
K1 K7 T3 T6 not known elsewhere
[FTEA]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transitional zone; wooded grassland, Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
[ILDIS]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0