Neorautanenia brachypus (Harms) C.A. Sm.

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Neorautanenia brachypus

Photo: Bart Wursten
The Hide, close to Shumba Picnic Site, Hwange NP

Neorautanenia brachypus

Photo: Bart Wursten
The Hide, close to Shumba Picnic Site, Hwange NP

Neorautanenia brachypus

Photo: Bart Wursten
The Hide, close to Shumba Picnic Site, Hwange NP

Neorautanenia brachypus

Photo: Bart Wursten
The Hide, close to Shumba Picnic Site, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Dolichos brachypus Harms
Neorautanenia amboensis auct.
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Status: Native
Description:
Sub-erect, scrambling or occasionally prostrate perennial herb up to c. 1 m tall, growing from a large underground tuber. Stems pale yellowish-brown, up to 1.5 m long. Leaves 3-foliolate, blue-green with yellow veining; leaflets rhombic-obovate to almost round, entire to somewhat 3-lobed; lateral lobes somewhat asymmetric, more or less densely velvety. Inflorescences in axillary racemes, 6-29 cm long with 2-3 flowers at each node. Standard dark blue to mauve inside, more greyish outside. Pods linear-oblong, up to 10.5 × 1.7 cm, densely covered in short and longer hairs, dehiscent.
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Habitat: Occurring in open grassland and wooded grassland on Kalahari sand and other sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 100 - 1390 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 April 2010
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 224.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 76 - 77.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 70.


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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: Species information: Neorautanenia brachypus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131370, retrieved 29 June 2016

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