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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. DR Congo to Uganda.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, glabrous, except sometimes the peduncle; stems prostrate, rooting at the nodes; roots all fibrous, no taproot or other fleshy root.
    Leaves
    Free part of stipules shorter than the base, broadly ovate, abruptly narrowed to a short acuminate tip; free part of petiole well developed; leaflets elliptic-oblong or obcordate, cuneate at the base, retuse or truncate at the apex, up to 17 by 12 mm., the teeth rather wide, usually without subulate tips; main nerves 8–9 on each side at ± 40° to the midrib.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 20–30-flowered, ± globose, 16–20 mm. across; peduncle usually more than twice as long as subtending petiole, glabrous or sparsely pilose near the top; bracts papery, up to 1 mm. long; pedicels up to 2 mm. long, not reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube white, papery, ± 2 mm. long, 11–13-nerved, some of the commissural nerves often dividing low down; teeth 2–3 mm. long, narrowly triangular with scarious margins for about half their length, the tips alone subulate.
    Corolla
    Corolla deep purple; standard 8–9 mm. long; blade of the wing curved upward, ± sickle-shaped, with an auricle over 0·5 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–6 mm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, 2(rarely 3 or 4)-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Pod up to 5·5 by 2 mm.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2, rarely 3, brown, irregularly flattened, ovate, ± 1·6 by 1·1 mm.; hilum at the end.
    Habitat
    Open marshy places on volcanic soil, at higher altitudes in grassland; 1850–2250 m.; rainfall ± 1000 mm.
    Distribution
    U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1951 Purseglove, J.W. [3139], Uganda K000226765 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 7: 383 (1952)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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: 295, t. 18 (1953).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 7: 383 (1952)
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • 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
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    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