3910.020 Macrotyloma (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs,climbing, prostrate or erect. Stipules and stipels present. Leaves (1-)3-foliolate; Flowers axillary, fasciculate or in false racemes. Calyx 4-5-lobed, the 2 upper lobes joined to form an entire or 2-fid lip. Corolla yellow or whitish-greenish-yellow, sometimes marked with a little reddish-purple, glabrous; standard with 2 long linear lamelliform appendages. Stigma with a terminal ring of hairs. Ovary 3-13-ovulate. Pods straight or curved, flattened.

Worldwide: 24 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes and the Indian subcontinent.

Zimbabwe: 11 taxa.

Macrotyloma axillare var. axillare

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africanum (R. Wilczek) Verdc.N,W,C,E,S
axillare (E. Mey.) Verdc. var. axillare N,W,C,EDescription, Image
axillare (E. Mey.) Verdc. var. glabrum (E. Mey.) Verdc.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
axillare (E. Mey.) Verdc. var. macranthum (Brenan) Verdc.C,E
daltonii (Webb) Verdc.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
densiflorum (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc. var. densiflorum N,C,EDescription, Image
oliganthum (Brenan) Verdc.N,C,E,S
rupestre (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc.C
rupestre × densiflo C
stipulosum (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc.N,CImage
uniflorum (Lam.) Verdc. var. stenocarpum (Brenan) Verdc.N,W,E,S

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Wikipedia: Macrotyloma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Macrotyloma
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Macrotyloma

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: Macrotyloma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=782, retrieved 5 December 2022

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