1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Amblygonocarpus Harms
      1. Amblygonocarpus andongensis (Welw. ex Oliv.) Exell & Torre

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 6–25 m. high, altogether glabrous.
    Bark
    Bark reticulate or scaly, grey or brown.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole 4–9 cm. long; rhachis 2–18 cm. long; pinnae 2–5(–6) pairs, opposite or subopposite; leaflets 5–9(–10) on each side of a pinna, elliptic to obovate-elliptic, usually emarginate at apex, 1.2–3 cm. long, 0.7–1.9 cm. wide, on petiolules 1.5–3 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes (3–)6–17 cm. long, on peduncles 1.5–4.5 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow, on pedicels 1.5–3.5 (–5) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.5–1 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals 3–4.75 mm. long, 0.8–1.5 mm. wide.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 5–6 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods 9–17(–19) cm. long, 2–3.3 cm. wide, brown, glossy, blunt or ± pointed at apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds 10–13 mm. long, 7–8 mm. wide, 4–5 mm. thick.
    Figures
    Fig. 9, p. 33.
    Habitat
    Little evidence as far as our area is concerned, but probably in deciduous woodland or wooded grassland especially on sandy soil; from probably near sea-level to 1370 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T8 U1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian woodland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A tree
    Leaves
    Graceful pale foliage
    Height
    30–40 ft. high in savannah, up to 60 ft.in moister places
    Inflorescences
    Dense spike-like racemes of yellowish-flowers.
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

    Habit
    Tree 6-15(25) m. high, altogether glabrous; bark reticulate or scaly, grey or brown or blackish.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole 4-9 cm. long; rhachis 2-18 cm. long; pinnae 2-5(6) pairs, opposite or subopposite; leaflets 5-9(10) on each side of a pinna, 1·2-3 x 0·7-1·9 cm., elliptic to obovate-elliptic, usually emarginate at the apex, on petiolules 1·5-3 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes (3)6-18 cm. long, on peduncles 1-4·5 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers white except for yellow anthers, fading to yellow, on pedicels 1·5-3·5(5) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0·5-1 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals 3-4·75 x 0·8-1·5 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 5-6 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods 8-17(20) x 2-3·5 cm., brown, glossy, blunt or ± pointed at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds 10-13 x 7-8 x 4-5 mm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Amblygonocarpus andongensis (Welw. ex Oliv.) Exell & Torre appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1953 Gossweiler, J. [1392B], Angola K001276443
    Gossweiler, J. [1392], Angola K001276444
    Terry, J. [221], Botswana K000489651
    Welwitsch [618], Angola Amblygonocarpus obtusangulus K000232254
    Schweinfurth, G. [92], Sudan Amblygonocarpus schweinfurthii K000232255
    Schweinfurth, G. [1692] Amblygonocarpus schweinfurthii K000232256

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 29: 42 (1955)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Bol. Soc. Brot. 29: 42 (1955).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 492 (1958).
    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 2: 264 (1956).
    • Exell & Torre in Bol. Soc. Brot., ser. 2, 29: 42 (1955).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Brenan, J. P. M. (1970). Mimosoideae. In: Flora Zambeziaca Vol. 3(1). Brenan, JPM et al.
    • Brenan, J. P. M. (1959). Mimosoideae. In: Fl. Trop. East Africa. Hubbard & Milne-Redhead
    • Eggeling, W. J. & Dale, I. R. (1952). The Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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