1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Dolichos L.
      1. Dolichos cardiophyllus Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial prostrate herb up to 1 m. long from a tuber.
    Stem
    Stems many, sparsely pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves unifoliolate; leaflet ovate, 5–9·5 cm. long, 2·5–6·8 cm. wide, acute at the apex, shallowly cordate at the base, glabrescent or with a few long hairs, densely speckled with minute blackish-red spots, 3–5 nerved from the base, the nerves diverging and not reaching the apex; petiole 1·5–1·8 cm. long and petiolule ± 3 mm. long, both pilose and clearly demarcated from each other by a pair of linear stipels 6 mm. long; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 1·2 cm. long, 6–7 mm. wide, veined and marked with dark red lines and dots, sparsely ciliate.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4–5 in axillary fascicles; peduncle obsolete; pedicels ± 2–5 cm. long, sparsely spreading pubescent; bracteoles minute, linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrescent or sparsely pubescent, densely marked with deep red; tube ± 3 mm. long; 3 lower lobes triangular, 3–5 mm. long; upper pair joined to form an acute triangular lobe.
    Corolla
    Standard purple, almost round, 1·5 cm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit not seen.
    Habitat
    Grassland; 1300 m.
    Distribution
    T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Dolichos cardiophyllus Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goetze, W. [520], Tanzania K000263540

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 410 (1900)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 410 (1900).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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.
    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 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