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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Dolichos L.
      1. Dolichos mendoncae Torre

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trailing herb with procumbent stems to 50 cm long, arising from a perennial fibrous rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems annual, slender, angled, sparsely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflet 2.2–6.5 × 1.1–4.2 cm, ovate, acute at the apex, truncate at the base, glabrous; petiole 7–14 mm long, glabrescent; stipules 6–15 × 3–8 mm, ovate, striate; stipels 2 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence subcapitate or a very compact pseudoraceme; peduncle 2–6 cm long; rhachis 3–10 mm long, sparsely pubescent; pedicels 1 mm long; bracts and bracteoles 2 mm long, lanceolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous; tube 2–3 mm long; lobes 1–2 mm long, triangular, upper pair fused along almost all of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard purple, flushed green on the back, 10–14 × 11–16 mm, broadly obovate; wings and keel purple.
    Pistil
    Ovary 8–10 mm long, linear-oblong, compressed, glabrous on margins; style 5–10 mm long; stigma minute, terminal, capitate, penicillate.
    Fruits
    Mature pods unknown; immature pods to 4 × 0.5 cm, narrowly oblong, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds unknown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Other Data

    Dolichos mendoncae Torre appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 2, 2002 Drummond, R.B. [7299], Zambia K000071650
    May 2, 2002 Brummitt, R.K. [14076], Zambia K000071651

    Bibliography

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 39: 214 (1965)

    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.

    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