Dolichos kilimandscharicus Harms ex Taub.
subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Tom Hulley Rd, Vumba

Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Christon Bank

Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Gardiner, Arcturus

Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Val d'Or, Arcturus

Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Along road to Bunga Views, Vumba

Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Hillside near White Horse Inn, Laurenceville, lower Vumba

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Synonyms: Dolichos lupiniflorus N.E. Br.
Common names: Veld lupin (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, growing up to 1 m. The stems arise from a large turnip-shaped root. Leaves trifoliolate, covered in silky hairs, normally developing after flowering. Inflorescences terminal in shades of pink to deep purple-blue.
Notes: The flowers are cooked together with leaves of other plants to use a s a relish. The tubers are used are used in a medicin to treat aching limbs.
Derivation of specific name: kilimanscharicus: of Mt Kilimanjaro, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: It is particularly common in the central parts of Zimbabwe, occurring in Brachystegia woodland, wooded grassland and submontane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia southwards on the E side of Africa to the FZ region
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 36 - 37. (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 157. as Dolichos kilimandscharicus kilimandscharicus kilimandscharicus

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 95 - 97. as Dolichos kilimandscharicus kilimandscharicus kilimandscharicus

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 49, plate 72

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 65.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 98.


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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: Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132460, retrieved 25 July 2016

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