Macrotyloma hockii (De Wild.) Verdc.

First published in Kew Bull. 24: 403 (1970)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is DR Congo to Zambia. It grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
[ILDIS]

Leguminosae, B. Mackinder, R. Pasquet, R. Polhill and B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:5. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb up to 60 cm tall, from a perennial woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, sparsely white spreading pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 2.4–6.6 × 1.2–2 cm, oblanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, discolorous, acute or rounded at the apex, apiculate, appressed pilose to glabrescent on both surfaces; petiole 8–15 mm long; rhachis 1–3 mm long; petiolules 2 mm long; stipules 8–10 × 3–4 mm, lanceolate, striate; stipels 2–3 mm long, filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary in pairs; pedicels 4–11 mm long; bracts 4–6 mm long, lanceolate; bracteoles 3–4 mm long, linear-lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx appressed pilose; tube 4–5 mm long; lobes 7–9 mm long, triangular to lanceolate, the upper pair fused along two-thirds of their length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard mauve (in the Flora Zambesiaca area), 1.8–2.8 × 1.7–2 cm, broadly elliptic, emarginate at the apex, with 8–10 mm long linear appendages; wings 20–22 × 2–3 mm; keel 19–23 × 3–4 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 15 mm long, linear, appressed pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods and seeds unknown.
[FZ]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 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 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