Psophocarpus lancifolius Harms

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber. Leaflets narrowly ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, ± lobed, pilose, golden-hairy. Inflorescence axillary, (sub)umbellate. Bracteoles 8-12 mm, striate. Calyx 5-lobed; upper 2 lobes ± completely fused. Corolla blue; petals white-tinged towards base. Pod oblong, black, 4-winged, 11-15-seeded. Seeds reddish-brown; hilum transversely bisecting the pale broadly elliptic aril.
Notes: Recorded for Mozambique by Gonçalves, in Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot. 5: 102 (1982). This record gives the details.
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Habitat: Forest margins, grassland, moist places and formerly cultivated areas
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, DRC, Central and East Africa southwards to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Climber.
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Images last updated: Monday 11 June 2007
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 42 - 43. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 225.


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African Plant Database: Psophocarpus lancifolius
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JSTOR Plant Science: Psophocarpus lancifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Psophocarpus lancifolius
Tropicos: Psophocarpus lancifolius
West African Plants database: Psophocarpus lancifolius


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: Psophocarpus lancifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132650, retrieved 1 June 2016

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