3834.000 Lonchocarpus Kunth

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or rarely woody climbers. Leaves imparipinnate; stipules usually present, caducous or subpersistent; stipels usually present; leaflets opposite, the upper ones generally larger. Flowers in well-developed terminal and often also axillary panicles generally crowded on abbreviated lateral branches or clustered at the nodes of a simple or sparsely branched primary rhachis; flower-bracts and bracteoles small, usually caducous. Calyx campanulate or cupulate, shortly 5-toothed; corolla much longer than calyx, white, pink or purplish, sometimes with yellow markings on the standard, glabrous or with scattered hairs; standard ovate, obovate or suborbicular, sometimes auriculate and/or with calluses at base of the blade; wings adhering to the keel. Ovary usually shortly stipitate, few-ovulate. Fruit pod, flattened, indehiscent, broadly ovate to linear-oblong. Seeds oblong-reniform, usually smooth, hilum and rim-aril small.

Worldwide: 75 species, mostly in South America. 12 species in Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Lonchocarpus sericeus

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sericeus (Poir.) KunthImage

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Flora of Mozambique: Lonchocarpus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lonchocarpus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lonchocarpus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lonchocarpus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lonchocarpus
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iNaturalist: Lonchocarpus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lonchocarpus
JSTOR Plant Science: Lonchocarpus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lonchocarpus
Plants of the World Online: Lonchocarpus
Tropicos: Lonchocarpus
Wikipedia: Lonchocarpus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lonchocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2142, retrieved 16 April 2024

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