1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Dolichos L.
      1. Dolichos linearifolius I.M.Johnst.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb to 60 cm tall, arising from a perennial woody rootstock, flowering before the leaves appear.
    Stem
    Stems annual, slender, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets 14–60 × 3–17 mm, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, apex acute or almost rounded, base cuneate, glabrous or sparsely appressed pubescent on both surfaces, 3-veined from the base to the apex or nearly so; petiole 12–32 mm long; rhachis 13–20 mm long; petiolules 2 mm long; stipules 2–3 × 1–2 mm, triangular, striate; stipels minute.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or in 3–8-flowered fascicles; pedicels 1–8 mm long, glabrous or sparsely villous; bracts absent; bracteoles minute.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or sparsely villous; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 1–1.5 mm long, linear-triangular, the upper pair fused for almost all of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard pale mauve, 4–8 × 4–7 mm, almost round; wings and keel pale mauve, 7–8 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 3–4 mm long, linear-oblong, compressed, glabrous; style 3 mm long; stigma minute, terminal, capitate, penicillate.
    Fruits
    Pods 3.1–4 cm × 7–9 mm, oblong-elliptic, occasionally slightly falcate, glabrous, 2–3-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds mid-brown speckled black, 4–6 × 3–4 × 1–2 mm, oblong, compressed; hilum 2 mm long, white.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Dolichos linearifolius I.M.Johnst. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 21, 2002 Drummond, R.B. [6175], Zambia K000071441
    Mar 21, 2002 Drummond, R.B. [6175], Zambia K000071442
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8048], Zambia K000071430
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8048], Zambia K000071431
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8048], Zambia K000071432
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8049], Zambia K000071433
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8049], Zambia K000071434
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8901], Zambia K000071435
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [9082], Zacatecas K000071438
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [9431], Zambia K000071439
    Mar 21, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [9299], Zambia K000071440
    Mar 21, 2002 Gilges, W. [75], Zambia K000071436
    Mar 21, 2002 Gilges, W. [447], Zambia K000071437

    First published in Contr. Gray Herb. 73: 36 (1924)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

    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.

    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