1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Macrotyloma (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
      1. Macrotyloma rupestre (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo, DR Congo to S. Tropical Afrixa and Namibia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate herb up to 1 m long, from a perennial woody rootstock; juvenile stems sometimes flowering before leaves appear.
    Stem
    Stems annual, slender, densely appressed to sparsely spreading silvery pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets 28–70 × 12–30 mm, oblong to oblong-elliptic or obovate, rounded at the apex, apiculate, rounded to slightly cordate at the base, densely appressed silvery sericeous to appressed pilose on both surfaces; petiole 2–10.5 cm long; rhachis 2–16 mm long; petiolules 1–2 mm long; stipules 5–10 × 2.5–4 mm long, narrowly ovate, striate; stipels 5–8 mm long, linear-lanceolate or filiform.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or in 3-flowered fascicles; peduncles and pedicels 2–5 mm long; bracts and bracteoles 4–5 mm long, lanceolate, silvery sericeous.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely appressed silvery sericeous; tube 2–4 mm long; lobes 3–6 mm long, triangular, acuminate, the upper pair fused along almost all of their length.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow tinged pink, greenish-cream or pink, 1.2–2 × 1–1.5 cm, broadly elliptic, emarginate or not at the apex, yellow, with awl-shaped appendages 4–6 mm long; wings and keel 10–13 × c. 3 mm.
    Ovary
    Ovary 6–7 mm long, appressed sericeous.
    Fruits
    Pod 5–7 cm × 6–7 mm, linear-oblong, compressed, pubescent, glabrescent, 4–6-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds unknown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Congo, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Macrotyloma rupestre (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 16, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [8875], Zambia K000071779
    May 16, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [10819], Zambia K000071780
    May 16, 2002 Eyles, F. [2130], Zimbabwe K000071784
    May 16, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [227], Zimbabwe K000071781
    May 16, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1705], Zimbabwe K000071782
    May 16, 2002 Corby, H.D.L. [1709], Zimbabwe K000071783
    May 16, 2002 Eyles [7062], Zimbabwe K000071785
    May 16, 2002 Welwitsch [2219], Angola K000071789 isotype
    May 16, 2002 Baum, H. [682], Angola K000071787
    May 16, 2002 Linley, K.H. [473], Zimbabwe K000071786
    Aug 1, 1982 Gossweiler, J. [3780], Angola K000071788

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

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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
    • Torre, A. R. et al. (1966). Papilionoideae. In: Consp. Fl. Angolensis 3. Exell & Fernandez

    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 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