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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Dolichos L.
      1. Dolichos brevidentatus Mackinder

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb to 1.3 m tall, arising from a perennial tuberous or woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems annual, angled, sometimes ribbed, sparsely to densely white or golden pilose, young stems pale green becoming dark grey.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly elliptic, elliptic or ovate, pubescent on both surfaces, reddish-black gland-dotted on the upper surface (×10 magnification), with black glands on the leaflet lower surface, hence the upper surface is paler; terminal leaflet 2–7.3 × 1.1–4 cm, lateral leaflets 1.6–6.6 × 0.8–3.2 cm; petiole 0.5–6.2 cm long; rhachis 0.5–2.5 cm long; petiolules 2–5 mm long; stipules 6–12 × 2–4 mm, lanceolate, pubescent, striate, usually caducous; stipels 2 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences consisting of short, lax axillary pseudoracemes, sometimes aggregated into axillary and terminal congested panicles; peduncle of the pseudoraceme 4–22 mm long; rhachis of the pseudoraceme 3–50 mm long; peduncle of the panicle 4–12 mm long; rhachis of the panicle 5–55 mm long; pedicels 1–6(8) mm long, white pilose; bracts absent; bracteoles minute, caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx pilose with gold coloured or white hairs; tube 3 mm long; lobes minute, 1–1.5 mm long, upper pair fused along most of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard purple, sometimes tinged greenish or yellowish outside with deep purple veining inside, 5–9 × 5–8 mm, almost round; wings and keel pale green or yellow, tinged with purple.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4 mm long, linear-oblong, compressed, white pilose; style 3 mm long; stigma minute, terminal, capitate, penicillate.
    Fruits
    Pods 1.5–3.1 × 0.6–1.6 cm, narrowly oblong, falcate, densely golden pilose, 4–5-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds reddish-brown speckled black, 4 × 3 × 2 mm; aril narrowly elliptic, creamy-white.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Dolichos brevidentatus Mackinder appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 2, 2002 Drummond, R.B. [7219], Zambia K000071623
    May 2, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8332], Zambia K000071624
    May 2, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8332], Zambia K000071625
    May 2, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [F8361], Zambia K000071626
    May 2, 2002 White, F. [2108], Zambia K000071620
    May 2, 2002 White, F. [2108], Zambia K000071621
    May 2, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [4641], Zambia K000071619
    May 2, 2002 Verboom, W.C. [1029], Zambia K000071627
    May 2, 2002 Linley, K. [89], Zambia K000071622

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 54: 421 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0