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This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa, E. Medit. to Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan.
Leobordea platycarpa

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Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, with a very short stem, soon developing numerous slender radiating prostrate branches up to 5–50 cm long, pilose, exceptionally perennating with other stems from the top of an undivided taproot.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite on flowering shoots, 3-foliolate; leaflets 4–8(20) × 1.5–3(4) mm, oblanceolate, slightly apiculate, glabrous to pilose above, pilose beneath; petiole ± as long as the leaflets or a little shorter; stipules single at a node, 2–4 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate or linear-oblanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1–several clustered at the nodes, sessile; bracts 1–2.5 mm long, linear; bracteoles absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3.5–4.5(6) mm long, pilose; upper and lateral lobes joined slightly higher, 1.5–2.5(3) mm long, subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pale yellow, shorter than the keel, narrowly elliptic-ovate, extensively pubescent outside; wings distinctly shorter than the keel; keel 6–7(9) mm long, narrow, slightly upcurved to the bluntly pointed reddish tip, extensively pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods 4–7(9) × 1.5–2.5 mm, narrowly oblong, often somewhat tapered to the base, slightly downcurved at the tip, pubescent, sometimes glabrescent, c. 10-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–1.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, brown.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Karroo-Namib shrubland, Mediterranean/Sahara regional transition zone; grassland., Somalia-Masai grasslands, Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf States, Kenya, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Leobordea platycarpa (Viv.) B.-E.van Wyk & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1990 Chapman [s.n.], Namibia Lotononis platycarpa K000413499 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1990 Steingrover [101], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413633 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1990 Drege [s.n.], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413634
Jan 1, 1990 Dinter [664], Namibia Lotononis platycarpa K000413635 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1990 Zeyher [409], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413636
Jan 1, 1990 Zeyher [406], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413637
Jan 1, 1990 Zeyher [409], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413638
Jan 1, 1990 Drege [s.n.], South Africa Lotononis platycarpa K000413639
Jan 1, 1990 Hemsley, J.H. [s.n.], Jordan Lotononis platycarpa K000283217
Jan 1, 1990 Davies, P.H. [9276], Jordan Lotononis platycarpa K000283216
Aug 1, 1954 McDonald [s.n.], Jordan Lotononis platycarpa K000283215
Aug 1, 1954 Boivior, E. [s.n.], Jordan Lotononis platycarpa K000283214
Welwitsch [1903], Angola Lotononis platycarpa K000413498

First published in Taxon 60: 173 (2011)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
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  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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