3664.000 Dichilus DC.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Small slender-stemmed shrubs. Leaves digitately 3-foliolate, petiolate; stipules inconspicuous or absent, caducous. Flowers small, in short terminal or leaf-opposed racemes; bracts and bracteoles small. Calyx shorter than the corolla, 2-lipped, the upper lip bifid, the lower trifid; standard pale yellow, oblong to subcircular, sharply reflexed, auriculate; claw well developed, with calluses at the apex; keel slightly shorter than the standard, rounded at the apex. Fruit a pod, pointing upwards, narrowly oblong to linear, dehiscent, 1–8-seeded. Seeds rounded to very shortly oblong, with a small hilar sinus on the short side.

Worldwide: Five species in southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bainesii Baker?
lebeckioides DC.W
reflexus (N.E. Br.) A.L. SchutteC,E

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dichilus
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Tropicos: Dichilus
Wikipedia: Dichilus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dichilus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=713, retrieved 4 December 2023

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