1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Macrotyloma (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
      1. Macrotyloma dewildemanianum (R.Wilczek) Verdc.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect perennial herb, 7–50 cm. tall, from a stout woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems several, covered with ± adpressed white hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, mostly paler beneath, the laterals slightly oblique, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 1·3–8·5 cm. long, 0·5–2·8 cm. wide, rounded to subacute and mucronulate at the apex, rounded at the base, pubescent above, densely greyish-silvery adpressed pilose beneath; petiole 0·5–7 cm. long; rhachis 1–3 mm. long; petiolules 1–3 mm. long; stipules conspicuous, persistent, oblong or ovate-lanceolate, 6–12 mm. long, 2·5–4 mm. wide, prominently nerved.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1–4 in axillary fascicles; peduncle obsolete; pedicels 2–4 mm. long; bracts elliptic, 1·5–2 mm. long; bracteoles ovate to linear-oblong, 2–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; tube 2–4 mm. long; lobes triangular, 2–3·5 mm. long, the upper pair joined almost completely to the apex.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, elliptic, 1·2–2·3 cm. long, 0·8–1·2 cm. wide.
    Fruits
    Pods linear, compressed, 4–7 cm. long, 5–5·5 mm. wide, beaked, conspicuously margined, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland, bushland; 1600–1850 m.
    Distribution
    T7 T8
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb up to 50 cm tall, from a perennial woody rootstock.
    Stem
    Stems annual, spreading pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1.6–5.5 × 0.5–2.2 cm, narrowly elliptic, rounded to subacute at the apex, apiculate, pubescent on upper surface, densely silvery appressed pilose beneath, hence appearing paler beneath; petiole 1.2–5.8 cm long; rhachis 1–3 mm long; petiolules 1–3 mm long; stipules 5–10 mm long, oblong, ovate or lanceolate, striate; stipels 1–2 mm long, filiform.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or in 2–4-flowered fascicles; pedicels 2–4 mm long; bracts 1–2 mm long; bracteoles 2–3 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; tube 2–4 mm long; lobes 2–4 mm long, triangular, the upper pair fused along almost all of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow, 12–20 × 8–10 mm, elliptic to broadly elliptic; wings 12–18 × 2–3 mm; keel 12–18 × 3–5 mm.
    Ovary
    Ovary 7–8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Pods 5.2–7 cm × 4–6 mm, linear, compressed, glabrous, 6–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds reddish-brown, 5 × 2 × 1 mm; hilum white, linear, subcentral.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian grassland, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Macrotyloma dewildemanianum (R.Wilczek) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 16, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [4914], Zambia K000071770
    May 16, 2002 Sanane, M. [267], Zambia K000071772
    May 16, 2002 Richards, H.M. [2058], Zambia K000071767
    May 16, 2002 Richards, H.M. [6020], Zambia K000071768
    May 16, 2002 Richards, H.M. [6020], Zambia K000071769
    May 16, 2002 Richards, H.M. [12267], Zambia K000071771
    May 16, 2002 Fries, R.E. [1012], Zambia K000071773
    May 14, 2002 Bullock, A.A. [1032], Zambia K000071764
    May 14, 2002 Bullock, A.A. [1032], Zambia K000071765
    May 14, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [1165], Zambia K000071762
    May 14, 2002 Milne-Redhead, E. [1165], Zambia K000071763
    May 14, 2002 Pawek, Jean [5968], Malawi K000071761
    Watermeyer, A. [152], Tanzania Dolichos dewildemanianus 3224.000

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 403 (1970)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 24: 403 (1970).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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 2019. 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 2019. 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