Macrotyloma uniflorum var. uniflorum

This variety is accepted
The native range of this variety is W. Tropical Africa to Sudan and Namibia, Indian Subcontinent to Myanmar. It is a scrambling annual or perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.


Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, East Himalaya, Guinea, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, West Himalaya, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Jawa, Nepal, Philippines, Queensland, Taiwan


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Gosline, G., Bidault, E., van der Burgt, X., Cahen, D., Challen, G., Condé, N., Couch, C., Couvreur, T.L.P., Dagallier, L.M.J., Darbyshire, I., Dawson, S., Doré, T.S., Goyder, D., Grall, A., Haba, P., Haba, P., Harris, D., Hind, D.J.N., Jongkind, & al. (2023). A Taxonomically-verified and Vouchered Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Republic of Guinea. Nature, scientific data 10, Article number: 327: [1]-[12].
  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berhaut, J. (1976). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 5: 1-658. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kumar, S. (2012). Herbaceous flora of Jaunsar-Bawar (Uttarkhand), India: enumerations. Phytotaxonomy 12: 33-56.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-List: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Pasha, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [s.n.] Uganda K001355147 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001352639 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K001352636 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K001352638 No
s.coll. [s.n.] India K001352045 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Uganda K001355148 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Namibia K001352648 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Namibia K001352650 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] India K001352046 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Namibia K001352646 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Ethiopia K001355090 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001352640 No
s.coll. [s.n.] India K001352042 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K001352641 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Namibia K001352645 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Sri Lanka K001352047 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Namibia K001352647 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Namibia K001352644 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Namibia K001352651 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Tanzania K001355149 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001352637 No
s.coll. [s.n.] India K001352044 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Namibia K001352649 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] India K001352043 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K001352635 No
s.coll. [s.n.] India K001352041 No
s.coll. [s.n.] India K001352040 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001352634 No


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    • International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.