3910.000 Dolichos L.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Herbs, shrubs or suffrutices, sometimes climbing. Leaves pinnately or rarely digitately 3-foliolate, often appearing after the flowers. Inflorescences axillary. Calyx with 5 lobes, the upper pair fused to form an entire or 2-fid lip. Corolla usually a shade of purple, sometimes yellow. Standard glabrous outside, often auriculate with small oblong cone-shaped appendages. Style swollen, thickened, with a ring of hairs around the terminal capitate stigma. Pods flattened laterally.

Worldwide: 60 species in the Old World tropics, principally in Africa

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kilimandscharicus Harms ex Taub. subsp. kilimandscharicus N,C,E,SDescription, Image
oliveri Schweinf.N,W,C,E,S
sericeus E. Mey. subsp. sericeus C,EDescription, Image
trilobus L. subsp. trilobus var. trilobus N,W,C,E,S
trinervatus BakerN,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dolichos:

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Flora of Botswana: Dolichos
Flora of Malawi: Dolichos
Flora of Mozambique: Dolichos
Flora of Zambia: Dolichos

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dolichos
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dolichos
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dolichos
Wikipedia: Dolichos
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dolichos
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dolichos

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dolichos.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=780, retrieved 3 December 2022

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