Macrotyloma axillare (E. Mey.) Verdc.
var. glabrum (E. Mey.) Verdc.

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Macrotyloma axillare var. glabrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Macrotyloma axillare var. glabrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Clitoria viridiflora Bouton ex Hook.
Dolichos axillaris E. Mey. var. glaber E. Mey.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See var. axillare for genral details. This variety differs in the stems being more or less sparsely appressed hairy (not hairless as the variety name suggests). The beak on the pod is usually longer (5-15 mm long).
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: axillare: axillary, arising in the leaf axils
glabrum: without hairs, glabrous.
Habitat: Miombo and mixed woodland, grassland, often near rivers. Also persisting in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands, Yemen and Sri Lanka.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 3 July 2015
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 91. (Includes a picture).

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 115 - 117. (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 49.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 69.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 101.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Macrotyloma axillare
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JSTOR Plant Science: Macrotyloma axillare
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Macrotyloma axillare
Tropicos: Macrotyloma axillare
West African Plants database: Macrotyloma axillare


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: Macrotyloma axillare var. glabrum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132540, retrieved 28 September 2016

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