1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Macrotyloma (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
      1. Macrotyloma decipiens Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Mackinder, R. Pasquet, R. Polhill and B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:5. 2001

    Habit
    Prostrate herb up to 50 cm long; rootstock unknown.
    Stem
    Stems slender, sparsely pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 12–25 × 7–18 mm, elliptic, rounded at the apex, apiculate, shortly rounded and trinerved at the base, glabrous on upper surface apart from ciliate margins and midvein, sparsely pubescent beneath; petiole 8–16 mm long; rhachis 3 mm long; petiolules 1–2.5 mm long; stipules 2–3 mm long, narrowly elliptic; stipels 1–3 mm long, narrowly lanceolate.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary in the axils; pedicels 1 mm long; bracts and bracteoles 1–1.5 mm long, narrowly lanceolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx pilose; tube 1 mm long; lobes 1.5 mm long, triangular, apex subulate, the upper pair fused along almost all their length.
    Corolla
    Standard greenish-yellow, 8 × 5 mm, obovate, with appendages 3 mm long; wings 7 × 1 mm; keel 7 × 2 mm.
    Ovary
    Ovary 4 mm long, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Pod 2.4–3.4 cm × 2 mm, linear, with a narrow wing-like ridge either side of the sutures, glabrous, beaked, 3–5-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4 × 2 × 1 mm; hilum minute, white.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Macrotyloma decipiens Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 28, 2001 Pedro [3130], Mozambique K000070701 holotype
    Sep 28, 2001 Pedro [3130], Mozambique K000070702 holotype

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38: t. 3778 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Verdcourt, B. (1982). Hookers Ic. Pl. 38, 4:1-138. A revision of Macrotyloma (Legum.)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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.
    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