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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb to 1 m tall, arising from a perennial tuberous rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems annual, branched, angled, sometimes ribbed, sparsely to densely white or golden pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; terminal leaflet 2.6–7.2 × 0.9–3.1 cm, elliptic to obovate, lateral leaflets 1.9–5.7 × 0.8–2.8 cm, elliptic to obovate, the leaflets pubescent on both surfaces; petiole 1–3.2 cm; rhachis 7–12 mm long; petiolules 1–2 mm long; stipules 6–12 × 2–4 mm, lanceolate, pubescent, striate, persistent.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or in 3–12-flowered fascicles, late or lack of development of the leaves giving these fascicles the appearance of a terminal pseudoraceme; pedicels 1–4(8) mm long, white pilose; bracts absent; bracteoles minute, caducous, placed on the pedicel well below the calyx.
    Calyx
    Calyx spreading white-pubescent; tube 3–5 mm long; lower lobes 2–5 mm long, linear, triangular, central lobe twice as long as the laterals, upper pair shorter 1–2 mm long, fused for almost all of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard purple, sometimes tinged greenish outside, 12–20 × 12–20 mm, round; wings and keel paler.
    Pistil
    Ovary 6–7 mm long, linear-oblong, compressed, densely tomentose; style 5–7 mm long; stigma terminal, capitate, penicillate.
    Fruits
    Pods 2–4 cm × 4–7 mm, narrowly oblong, appressed pubescent or glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds unknown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Dolichos pseudocomplanatus R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 6, 2003 Chisumpa, S.M. [688], Zambia K000202892
    May 3, 2002 Drummond, R.B. [6977], Zambia K000071656
    May 3, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [895], Zambia K000071653
    May 3, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2254], Zambia K000071654
    May 3, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [3171], Zambia K000071655
    May 3, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2109], Zambia K000071658
    May 3, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [2550], Zambia K000071661
    May 3, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [4285], Zambia K000071652
    May 3, 2002 Hooper, S.S. [365], Zambia K000071657
    May 3, 2002 Richards, H.M. [4712], Zacatecas K000071659
    May 3, 2002 Richards, H.M. [4695], Zambia K000071660
    May 3, 2002 Mutimushi, J.M. [2460], Zambia K000071662

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 24: 427 (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.

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1954). Flore du Congo Belge Vol. 6. Dalbergieae, Vicieae, Phaseoleae

    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