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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Dolichos L.
      1. Dolichos filifoliolus Verdc.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Prostrate herb 15–50 cm long, arising from a perennial tuberous rootstock to 15 × 10 cm.
    Stem
    Stems annual, narrow, branching, slightly angled, sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets 3.5–13.5 cm × 1–2 mm, filiform, apex acute, base rounded, puberulent to almost glabrous, 3-veined from base; petiole 1–2 mm long; stipules 5–12 × 1–25(45) mm, lanceolate, striate; stipels minute.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or in 3–6-flowered fascicles, pedicels 0.8–6.5 cm long, glabrescent; bracts absent; bracteoles minute.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous, reddish-brown with resin deposits; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 2–3 mm long, triangular; upper pair fused for almost all of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard magenta, flushed green on outer surface, 11–14 × 10–14 mm, almost round; wings purple; keel paler with purple tip.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–6 mm long, linear-oblong, compressed, puberulent on the margins; style 5–10 mm long; stigma minute, terminal, capitate, penicillate.
    Fruits
    Pods 4.3–5 cm × 7–9 mm, narrowly oblanceolate, glabrous on the surfaces but sparsely puberulent along the margins.
    Seeds
    Seeds unknown.

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    Distribution

    Other Data

    Dolichos filifoliolus Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 2, 2002 Richards, H.M. [15385], Zambia K000071628
    May 2, 2002 Richards, H.M. [15385], Zambia K000071629
    May 2, 2002 Richards, H.M. [15385], Zambia K000071630
    May 2, 2002 Richards, H.M. [15430], Zambia K000071631
    May 2, 2002 Richards, H.M. [15430], Zambia K000071632
    May 2, 2002 Richards, H.M. [15430], Zambia K000071633
    May 2, 2002 Astle, W.L. [1049], Zambia K000071634
    Sep 20, 2001 Milne-Redhead, E. [3091], Zambia K000070683 holotype
    Sep 20, 2001 Milne-Redhead, E. [3091], Zambia K000070684 holotype
    Sep 20, 2001 Milne-Redhead, E. [3309], Zambia K000070685
    Sep 20, 2001 Milne-Redhead, E. [3309], Zambia K000070686
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [16888], Zambia K000070687
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [16888], Zambia K000070688
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [17263], Zambia K000070689
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [17263], Zambia K000070690
    Sep 20, 2001 Mutimushi, J.M. [JMM 401], Zambia K000070691

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 426 (1970)

    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.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

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

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Verdcourt, B. (1970). Kew Bull. 24:379-447. Studies in FTEA Leg.-Pap. : III.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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