1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Trifolium Tourn. ex L.
      1. Trifolium lugardii Bullock

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect subglabrous annual up to 60 cm. tall.
    Leaves
    Stipules up to 3 cm. long, the free part about as long as the attached part, tapering gradually to a thread-like tip; petiole up to 6 cm. long, the free part in the upper leaves usually shorter than a leaflet; leaflets lanceolate to narrowly oblong, rounded or acute at the tip, up to 45 by 9 mm.; teeth small, subulate-tipped; main nerves 25–30 on each side, usually branched, rather curved, at ± 40° to the midrib.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences subglobose, ±30-flowered, ± 2 cm. across; peduncle ±6 cm. long, pilose near the top; outer bracts greenish, stiff, broadly lanceolate with subulate tips, 5–10-nerved, up to 12 mm. long, sometimes toothed, forming an involucre; inner bracts linear-lanceolate, scarious, ± 6 mm. long; pedicels ± 2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube whitish, ± 30-veined, 3–4 mm. long, inflated and splitting irregularly in fruit; teeth narrowly triangular, tapering gradually to subulate tips, 7–8 mm. long, exceeding the purplish corolla.
    Corolla
    Standard 9–10 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 7 mm. long.
    Ovules
    Ovules ±4.
    Fruits
    Pod glabrous, ± 4 by 2 mm., asymmetric, the ventral suture bulged out beyond the base of the style.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4, yellowish-brown, oblong, ±2 by 1–4 mm., the hilum at the end.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland and forest margins, especially in damp places; 1800–2550 m.; rainfall 1100–1900 mm.
    Distribution
    K3 K5 U1 U3 endemic

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda

    Trifolium lugardii Bullock appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 494 (1932)

    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: 396 (1952).
    • Bullock in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1932: 494 (1932).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Zohary, M. & Heller, D. (1984). The Genus Trifolium. Jerusalem.
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    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