1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Ophrestia H.M.L.Forbes
      1. Ophrestia unicostata (F.J.Herm.) Verdc.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect, ascending or partly twining herb 15–40 cm tall from a woody base.
    Stem
    Stems with dense ferruginous stiff pubescence.
    Leaves
    Leaves digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets 2–10 × 0.2–1 cm, narrowly elliptic-oblong to linear-oblong, obtuse but apiculate at the apex, cuneate at the base, subcoriaceous, the margin ± revolute, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent above, hairy or glabrous beneath; midrib strongly impressed above and very prominent beneath, the other venation finely raised-reticulate above; petiole 0.6–1.7 cm long; petiolules 1–2 mm long, pubescent; stipules 3–5 mm long, linear-subulate, 1-nerved.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2–20 cm long (apparently branched inflorescences up to 70 cm long or more are actually branches with very reduced leaves supporting normal axillary inflorescences, this is mainly at the base of the stems); peduncles 2–3 cm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracts 2–3 mm long, linear, persistent; secondary bracts 1–1.5 mm long, lanceolate; bracteoles 1–2 mm long, linear-lanceolate; all inflorescence parts ferruginous setulose-pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers 3–5 at the nodes of the rhachis; calyx tube 2.5 mm long; lobes 2 mm long, the upper pair joined for over half their length.
    Corolla
    Standard lilac or mauve, 8.5 × 4 mm, panduriform, emarginate, densely white strigose outside; claw 3 mm long; wings narrow, 8.5 mm long with distinct spur, together with keel, white strigose outside.
    Fruits
    Pods (immature) 2–2.5 × 0.6 cm, elliptic-oblong, densely ferruginous hairy.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Images

    Distribution

    Ophrestia unicostata (F.J.Herm.) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [1252], Zambia K000070668 holotype
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [4925], Zambia K000070669
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [4925], Zambia K000070670
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [16207], Zambia K000070671
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [16207], Zambia K000070672
    Sep 20, 2001 Richards, H.M. [19001], Zambia K000070673

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 258 (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.

    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