1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Trifolium Tourn. ex L.
      1. Trifolium cheranganiense J.B.Gillett

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with a stout taproot and prostrate pubescent stems, sometimes rooting at the nodes, up to 1 m. long.
    Leaves
    Stipules pubescent, green, up to 15 mm. long, the acuminate free part about as long as, or rather longer than, the sheathing part; petiole sometimes free from stipules for 1–5 mm.; leaflets cuneate or oblong-cuneate, rounded or emarginate at the apex, up to 15 mm. long by 7 mm. wide, glabrous above, pilose beneath, chiefly on the midrib; main nerves ± 10 on each side, forming an angle of ± 20° with the midrib.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences many-flowered, globose, 2–2·5 cm. across; peduncle pilose, 2–5 cm. long; bracts ± 0·5 mm. long, greenish-white; pedicels pilose, reflexed after flowering, 1·5–5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pilose, 11-nerved; tube white, ± 2 mm. long; teeth subulate, green, ± 3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or very pale pink; standard 8–9 mm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, with a stipe 1 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod 1–2-seeded, ± 3 by 1·5 mm.
    Seeds
    Seed dark yellow, oval, ± 1·5 mm. by 1 mm.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland, especially where heavily grazed; 2100–3100 m., very common locally at about 2400 m.; rainfall ± 1100 mm.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K2 K3 U1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Trifolium cheranganiense J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 7: 373 (1952)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 7: 373 (1952).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. (1952). Kew Bull. 7:367-404. Trifolium in Africa

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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