Neorautanenia mitis (A. Rich.) Verdc.

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Neorautanenia mitis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Trafalgar Ave, Sentosa, Harare

Neorautanenia mitis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Trafalgar Ave, Sentosa, Harare

Neorautanenia mitis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Trafalgar Ave, Sentosa, Harare

Neorautanenia mitis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Trafalgar Ave, Sentosa, Harare

Neorautanenia mitis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Neorautanenia mitis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Neorautanenia mitis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Neorautanenia mitis

Photo: Mark Hyde
25, Trafalgar Avenue, Sentosa, Harare

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Synonyms: Dolichos mitis A. Rich.
Neorautanenia pseudopachyrhiza (Harms) Milne-Redh.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, scrambling or climbing shrubby perennial with a large tuberous root. Stems hairless to velvety, up to 2.5 m long, sometimes flowering before the leaves are fully developed. Leaflets 3, ovate to circular, varying widely, even on the same plant, from entire to deeply 3-lobed; petiole usually much longer than the rhachis (but not always in Zimbabwean and S African specimens where they may be subequal - see pictures). Flowers in axillary and terminal racemes, peduncles up to 20 cm long. Standard inside and the wings, bluish-violet. Pods 6-11 cm, dehiscent, swollen, appressed brown-silky-hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mitis: mild, gentle
Habitat: Woodland, grassland and old lands, often on vlei margins and in rocky places
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1590 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 September 2013
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 224.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 77 - 80. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 50.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 70.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 213.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Neorautanenia mitis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Neorautanenia mitis
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Neorautanenia mitis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Neorautanenia mitis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131390, retrieved 19 September 2019

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