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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Dolichos L.
      1. Dolichos glabrescens R.Wilczek

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate creeping herb to 1.3 m long, arising from a perennial woody rootstock, flowering with the leaves.
    Stem
    Stems annual, slender, sparsely pubescent or glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflet 3.5–6.8 × 1.1–4 cm, elliptic, ovate or broadly ovate, acute at the apex, cordate or rounded at the base; glabrous, 3-veined at the base; petiole 2–6 mm long; stipules 7–12 × 3–5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, leafy, striate, erect (may appear reflexed on herbarium sheets); stipels minute.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, in 3–9-flowered fascicles; pedicels (1.8)3–4.5 cm long, hirsute; bracts 1–22 × 3–7 mm, broadly ovate, striate; bracteoles 1–3 mm long, filiform.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or sparsely puberulent; tube 3–4 mm long; lower lobes short, 1 mm long, upper pair 2–3 mm long, fused along half their length forming a bifid tip.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, 10–15 × 9–14 mm, almost round; wings and keel yellow.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–5 mm long, linear-oblong, compressed, puberulent; style 6–7 mm long; stigma minute, terminal, penicillate.
    Fruits
    Pods (somewhat immature) stipitate, 45 × 7 mm, oblong, compressed, glabrous except along the thickened margins,2–3-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Dolichos glabrescens R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 2, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2655], Zambia K000071638
    May 2, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [9083], Zambia K000071639
    May 2, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [9298], Zambia K000071640
    May 2, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [9433], Zambia K000071641
    Schmitz, A. [3607], Congo K000263566 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 24: 416 (1954)

    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.

    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