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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    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 60–90 cm tall; rootstock unknown.
    Stem
    Stems annual, angled, densely white, silver or gold pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets 3.5–12 × 2.8–7 cm, ovate, laterals somewhat oblique, all leaflets emarginate to acute at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, densely bronze or silvery velutinous on upper suface, densely white velutinous beneath, very dense on the primary and secondary veins; petiole 1.1–3 cm long; rhachis 4–7 cm long; petiolules 5–6 mm long; stipules early caducous; stipels 7–11 mm long, linear-lanceolate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal pseudoracemes; peduncle 11–17 cm long; rhachis 4–19 cm long; pedicels 4–20 mm long; bracts 5–6 mm long, filiform, caducous; bracteoles 6–18 mm long, filiform, caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely white sericeous; tube 7–8 mm long; lobes 6–17 mm long, narrowly triangular, lower central lobe twice the length of the lateral lobes, upper pair fused for almost all of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard purple, 2.8–3 × 2 cm, subcircular; wings and keel purple.
    Pistil
    Ovary 10–12 mm long, linear-oblong, compressed, glabrous or sericeus; style 7–9 mm long; stigma minute, terminal, capitate, penicillate.
    Fruits
    Pods 5.5–7.5 × 1.4–1.7 cm, oblong-oblanceolate, densely white or silver tomentose, 2–3-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.

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    Distribution

    Dolichos magnificus Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 20, 2001 Holmes, W.D. [1325], Zambia K000070692 holotype
    Sep 20, 2001 Leach [13473], Zambia K000070694
    Sep 20, 2001 Fanshawe, D.B. [8927], Zambia K000070693

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 430 (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