Rhynchosia sublobata (Schumach. & Thonn.) Meikle

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Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Pungwe River, just outside fence of Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park.

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Rhynchosia sublobata

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

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Synonyms: Glycine sublobata Schumach. & Thonn.
Rhynchosia melanosperma Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or climbing perennial herb growing from a stout woody rootstock. Stems several, up to c. 2 m long, more or less hairless to densely pubescent. Leaves 3 foliolate; leaflets rhombic, eliptic to ovate, 1.5-8 cm long, almost hairless to pubescent, often slightly lobed, lateral leaflets only on the outside. Petiole 1.5-6 cm long. Flowers in lax racemes, flowers opening towards the evening. Standard creamish to deep yellow, more or less heavily veined reddish-purple outside. wings yellow; keel greenish-yellow, usually purple tipped. Pods oblong-sickle-shaped, 20-30 mm long, characteristically inflated when ripe, finely pubescent and glandular.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sublobata: almost lobed.
Habitat: Along vleis and pans, in seaonally marshy grassland near rivers, wooded grassland, riverine vegetation and woodland; also along roadsides and in old cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widesptread in tropical Africa, Swaziland, South Africa, Madagascar and Comoro Islands. Also in Yemen.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 4 May 2012
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 71.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 226.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 198 - 200. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 51.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 63.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 71.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rhynchosia sublobata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131870, retrieved 26 September 2017

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