Macrotyloma daltonii (Webb) Verdc.

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Macrotyloma daltonii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kahinga Village, Kaoma Distr., Western Province

Macrotyloma daltonii

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kahinga Village, Kaoma Distr., Western Province

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Synonyms: Dolichos daltonii Webb
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Status: Native
Annual or perennial climbing or trailing herb up to 70 cm long; stems slender and villous; leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets 24-58 x 8-34 mm, elliptic, the lateral leaflets sometimes oblique, appressed pubescent on both surfaces, petiole 0.8-5.6 cm long, petiolules 2-3 mm long; stipules 5-7 mm long, ovate, striate; flowers axillary, solitary in pairs or in 3-4 flowered fascicles; pedicels 1-2 mm long, bracts 5-8 mm long, triangular, acuminate, bracteoles 4-5 mm long, narrowly triangular, acuminate; calyx pubescent, tube 1-2 mm long, lobes 5-12 mm long, narrowly triangular, acuminate; standard yellowish-cream, green or white, purple veined, 9-16 x 6-9 mm, oblong-obovate, emarginate; wings 8-11 mm long; keel 8-12 mm long; pods 2.8-4.7 cm x 5-8 mm, linear-oblong, sparsely hirsute, beak 3-5 mm long, 3-6-seeded; seeds reddish-brown mottled black, 5 x 3 x 1 mm, smooth.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Annual.
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 388. (Includes a picture).

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 112 - 113.

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 49.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 69.

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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: Macrotyloma daltonii., retrieved 25 May 2024

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