Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Harms

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Sphenostylis stenocarpa

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Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Sphenostylis congensis A. Chev.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial prostrate or climbing herb, 1 to 3 m. Stems often reddish. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets ovate to ovate-lanceolate. The form with very narrow leaflets (see image 1) has been named S. congensis. Flowers bright pink. Pods up to 16 cm, glabrous.
Notes: In Zimbabwe, confined, remarkably, to the two rocky hills of Domboshawa and Ngomakurira in the Chinamora CL.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In a variety of habitats, mostly associated with rocky places or termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 m (approx)
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa from Guinea and Ethiopia south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 27 January 2007
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 169. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 227.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 71 - 73. (Includes a picture).


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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: Sphenostylis stenocarpa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132430, retrieved 24 September 2016

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