Macrotyloma stenophyllum (Harms) Verdc.

First published in Kew Bull. 24: 402 (1970)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical Africa. It is a climbing perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; wooded grassland, Sudanian grasslands, Somalia-Masai wooded grasslands., Sudanian wooded grassland, Somalia-Masai grasslands
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
[ILDIS]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender annual or perennial climbing or trailing herb 0·2–0·9 m. long.
Morphology Stem
Stems with sparse to rather dense spreading hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaflets 3, ovate-oblong to narrowly oblong or lanceolate, 1·8–7 cm. long, 0·5–2 cm. wide, subacute to rounded and mucronulate at the apex, rounded at the base, glabrous or sparsely puberulous above, adpressed pilose beneath; petiole 1·5–5 cm. long; rhachis 1–3 mm. long; petiolules 1·5 mm. long; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 4–8 mm. long, veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary in 2–4-flowered fascicles; peduncle short, ± 3 mm. long; pedicels 2–3 mm. long; bracts persistent, linear, 3–5 mm. long; bracteoles persistent, linear-lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx pubescent; tube 2–3 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate, 4–7 mm. long, the upper pair almost completely joined to form an obscurely bifid lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pale yellow or ivory and sometimes with a purplish spot, oblong-elliptic, 1–1·3 cm. long, 8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods linear, 4–8 cm. long, 2–3·5 mm. wide, sparsely adpressed puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.
Habitat
Grassland, Combretum wooded grassland, deciduous woodland; 780–1400 m.
Distribution
T4 U2
[FTEA]

Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Stems twining or trailing, 1–3 ft. long, from a woody base, slender, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow
Ecology
In savannah.
[FWTA]

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • 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