3897.000 Rhynchosia Lour.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Climbing or prostrate, rarely erect, herbs or subshrubs. Stipules present. Leaves 1-or 3-foliolate; leaflets usually with conspicuous resinous gland-dots beneath. Flowers spreading. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes unequal, the upper pair ± joined. Corolla frequently yellow, lined with brownish-purple. Ovary (1-)2-ovulate. Pods 3-4 × as long as broad, almost circular to narrowly oblong, flattened, often falcate, frequently glandular and velvety. Seeds flattened-spherical or subreniform; funicle inserted at middle of the circular hilum.

Worldwide: c. 300 species, tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Leptotes group (Blues) Food plant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
hirta (Andrews) Meikle & Verdc.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Rhynchosia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rhynchosia
Flora of Caprivi: Rhynchosia
Flora of Malawi: Rhynchosia
Flora of Mozambique: Rhynchosia
Flora of Zambia: Rhynchosia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rhynchosia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhynchosia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhynchosia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rhynchosia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhynchosia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhynchosia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rhynchosia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=770, retrieved 25 July 2016

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