1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Trifolium Tourn. ex L.
      1. Trifolium pseudostriatum Baker f.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual almost glabrous herb; stems prostrate or ascending and up to 40 cm. tall.
    Leaves
    Free part of stipules longer than the base, tapering gradually; petioles very short in the upper leaves and rarely over 3 cm. in the lower; leaflets ovate or oblong, cuneate below, rounded or truncate at the tip, up to 28 mm. long by 11 mm. wide; main nerves 20–30 on each side, set at 50°–70° to the midrib, the lowest ones curved outwards.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences ± globose, ± 13 mm. across, terminal, usually sessile in the axil of a leaf or a pair of leaves with vestigial petioles; true bracts linear-lanceolate with subulate tips or wholly subulate, up to 5 mm. long; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, mostly not reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx with a few hairs at the margin; tube whitish, strongly 10–11-nerved, ± 2·5 mm. long; teeth triangular and with a scarious margin at the base, subulate for three-quarters of their length, 3–4 mm. long, recurved in fruit.
    Corolla
    Corolla purple; standard 6·5–7·5 mm. long; blade of wing shorter than the claw.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 5 mm. long.
    Ovules
    Ovules 2.
    Fruits
    Fruit glabrous, ± 3·5 by 2 mm.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2, yellowish-brown, ± 1·4 by 1 mm.
    Habitat
    Pastures and short grassland; 1400–2200 m.; rainfall 900–1450 mm.
    Distribution
    T4 T7 U2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Annual herb, almost glabrous.
    Stem
    Stems prostrate or ascending.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; leaflets c. 13(28) × 11 mm, ovate or oblong, rounded or truncate at the apex, cuneate at the base, the lateral nerves 20–30 on each side; petioles mostly 3 cm long, reducing in the upper leaves; stipules with the free part longer than the base, tapering gradually.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, ± globose, usually sessile in the axil of the uppermost pair of leaves; bracts up to 5 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, subulate at the tip or wholly subulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers with pedicels c. 1 mm long, not reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx sparsely pilose only at the margin; tube c. 2.5 mm long, strongly 10–11-nerved; teeth triangular with scarious margins at the base, subulate for three-quarters of their length, recurved in fruit.
    Corolla
    Corolla purple; standard oblong, rounded at the apex; wings with blade shorter than the claw, the auricle very short; keel with a white ventral nerve.
    Stamens
    Stamens c. 5 mm long.
    Ovary
    Ovary 1.5 mm long, 2-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong, with papery walls and thickened sutures, dehiscing dorsally, glabrous, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds yellowish-brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Trifolium pseudostriatum Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [5409], Tanzania K000190639

    First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 83 (1926)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gillett in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 294 (1953).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 7: 387 (1952)
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 83 (1926).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Troupin, G. (1984). Flore du Rwanda
    • Gillett, J. B. (1952). Kew Bull. 7:367-404. Trifolium in Africa

    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