Macrotyloma rupestre (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc.

First published in Kew Bull. 24: 403 (1970)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Congo, DR Congo to S. Tropical Afrixa and Namibia. It is a climbing perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate herb up to 1 m long, from a perennial woody rootstock; juvenile stems sometimes flowering before leaves appear.
Morphology Stem
Stems annual, slender, densely appressed to sparsely spreading silvery pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets 28–70 × 12–30 mm, oblong to oblong-elliptic or obovate, rounded at the apex, apiculate, rounded to slightly cordate at the base, densely appressed silvery sericeous to appressed pilose on both surfaces; petiole 2–10.5 cm long; rhachis 2–16 mm long; petiolules 1–2 mm long; stipules 5–10 × 2.5–4 mm long, narrowly ovate, striate; stipels 5–8 mm long, linear-lanceolate or filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or in 3-flowered fascicles; peduncles and pedicels 2–5 mm long; bracts and bracteoles 4–5 mm long, lanceolate, silvery sericeous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx densely appressed silvery sericeous; tube 2–4 mm long; lobes 3–6 mm long, triangular, acuminate, the upper pair fused along almost all of their length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard yellow tinged pink, greenish-cream or pink, 1.2–2 × 1–1.5 cm, broadly elliptic, emarginate or not at the apex, yellow, with awl-shaped appendages 4–6 mm long; wings and keel 10–13 × c. 3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 6–7 mm long, appressed sericeous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 5–7 cm × 6–7 mm, linear-oblong, compressed, pubescent, glabrescent, 4–6-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds unknown.
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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
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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