Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis Verdc.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (1)

Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Bailey's Folly and mountain hut, Chimanimani National Park.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Rhynchosia sp. 3 of Drummond
Rhynchosia sp. no. 2 of Goodier & Phipps
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb or subshrub, up to 1.8 m. Stems clustered from the base, angular, densely grey pubescent when young. Leaves 1-foliolate, elliptic-ovate, 2.5-7.5 cm long, cordate at the base, grey pubescent on both surfaces, venation reticulate and raised beneath; petiole 4-7 mm long. Stipules lanceolate, 3-5 mm long, hairless inside. Inflorescences racemes, terminal and from the uppermost axils, 5-8.5 cm long, flowers congested. Corolla yellow; standard with purple stripes, oblong-obovate, c. 17 mm long, hairless; keel with dark purple tips.
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniensis: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: Montane grasslands and on rocky slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1950 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Saturday 29 November 2014

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 86.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 226. as Rhynchosia sp. 3

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 51.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 57. as Rhynchosia sp. no. 2

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 196 - 198. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 141.

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 51.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

Other sources of information about Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis

External websites:

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

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: Species information: Rhynchosia chimanimaniensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131650, retrieved 16 June 2024

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use