Macroptilium atropurpureum (Moç. & Sessé ex DC.) Urb.

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Macroptilium atropurpureum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nyanga to Mutare Rd nr Grange Rd turnoff

Macroptilium atropurpureum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nyanga to Mutare Rd nr Grange Rd turnoff

Macroptilium atropurpureum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nyanga to Mutare Rd nr Grange Rd turnoff

Macroptilium atropurpureum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Goldenstairs Road, Thornpark Estate

Macroptilium atropurpureum

Picture: Mark Hyde
Near main house, Canonkopje Crane and Game Sanctuary

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Synonyms: Phaseolus atropurpureus DC.
Common names:
Description: Creeping perennial, ± densely hairy. Leaflets ± broadly ovate or rhombic, 1.5-5 × 1.5-5 cm, the laterals often lobed on the outer side. Inflorescences lax, long-pedunculate, erect. Corolla 17-20 mm; wings blackish-purple. Pod 6-9 × 0.4 cm, densely appressed-pubescent, c.12-15-seeded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: atropurpureum: dark purple
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America.
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Literature:

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 159 - 160.

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.

Other sources of information about Macroptilium atropurpureum:

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Flora of Botswana: Macroptilium atropurpureum
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Macroptilium atropurpureum
Flora of Mozambique: Macroptilium atropurpureum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Macroptilium atropurpureum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Macroptilium atropurpureum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Macroptilium atropurpureum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Macroptilium atropurpureum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Macroptilium atropurpureum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Macroptilium atropurpureum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Macroptilium atropurpureum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Macroptilium atropurpureum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Macroptilium atropurpureum
iNaturalist: Macroptilium atropurpureum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Macroptilium atropurpureum
JSTOR Plant Science: Macroptilium atropurpureum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Macroptilium atropurpureum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Macroptilium atropurpureum
Plants of the World Online: Macroptilium atropurpureum
Tropicos: Macroptilium atropurpureum
Wikipedia: Macroptilium atropurpureum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Macroptilium atropurpureum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=132170, retrieved 30 October 2020

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