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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzana.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Suberect or decumbent perennial herb 10–25 cm. tall from a rather slender woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems with very sparse long white fine hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, the laterals slightly oblique, 1·2–4 cm. long, 0·8–2·8 cm. wide, subacute to broadly rounded at the apex, rounded or truncate at the base, glabrous on both surfaces save for some scattered hairs on the margins and nerves, noticeably 2–3-nerved from the base; petioles 1·4–5·5 cm. long; rhachis 0·5–1·9 cm. long; petiolules 2 mm. long; stipules leafy, persistent and conspicuous, elliptic, 6–10 mm. long, 2–5 mm. wide, 12–14-nerved; stipels, particularly the lower pair, conspicuous, 2–5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes axillary, condensed, umbel-like; rhachis scarcely 1 cm. long; peduncle 4–20 cm. long, slightly swollen at the apex, sparsely pilose at the base, more densely so at the apex; pedicels 2–4 mm. long; bracts deciduous, 6 mm. long, 3 mm. wide; bracteoles persistent, 1·5–5 mm. long, 0·5–1 mm. wide.
    Calyx
    Calyx frequently flushed very dark blackish-purple; tube 3 mm. long, practically glabrous; lobes deltoid, 1·5–3·2 mm. long, ciliate along the margins, the upper pair joined to form a slightly bifid lobe.
    Corolla
    Standard basically green, yellow at the base, lilac-mauve at the apex, dusky outside and with deeper purple lines inside at the junction of purple and yellow parts, round or oblate, ± 9 mm. long and wide; wings greenish-yellow, magenta at the apex, lilac-mauve at the base; keel greenish-yellow.
    Fruits
    Pods linear-oblong, 2·5–3·5 cm. long, 4·5–5 mm. wide, pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark reddish-brown, ellipsoid, longest dimension 3·3 mm., shorter dimension 2 mm., 1·5 mm. thick.
    Habitat
    Grassland on “black cotton” and chocolate soils, grassland with scattered Acacia; 1500–1800(–2100) m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K4 K6 T2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Other Data

    Dolichos luticola Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 1967 Bally, P.R.O. [6232], Kenya K000058893
    Dec 1, 1967 Bogdan, A. [1605], Kenya K000058892
    Gilbert, M.G. [6069], Kenya K000058900

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 435 (1970)

    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

    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 24: 435 (1970).

    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