3910.000 Dolichos L.

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

Description of the genus

Herbs, shrubs or suffrutices, sometimes climbing. Leaves pinnately or rarely digitately 3-foliolate, often appearing after the flowers. Inflorescences axillary. Calyx with 5 lobes, the upper pair fused to form an entire or 2-fid lip. Corolla usually a shade of purple, sometimes yellow. Standard glabrous outside, often auriculate with small oblong cone-shaped appendages. Style swollen, thickened, with a ring of hairs around the terminal capitate stigma. Pods flattened laterally.

Worldwide: 60 species in the Old World tropics, principally in Africa

Zambia: 23 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bianoensis R.Wilczek subsp. orientalis Verdc. NN
brevidentatus Mackinder B,WNw,W
filifoliolus Verdc. [DD]N,WNw,Lk
glabrescens R.Wilczek WCb
gululu De Wild. N,W,CNw,Lp,N,C,Lk
ichthyophone Verdc. var. sunzuensis Mackinder NN
kilimandscharicus Harms ex Taub. subsp. kilimandscharicus B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,Mc,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
linearifolius I.M. Johnst. B,C,SC,S,W
lualabensis R.Wilczek subsp. ufipaensis Verdc. N,W,ECb,N,E,CDescription, Image
magnificus Verdc. [DD]B,NNwDescription
mendoncae Torre B,WNw
oliveri Schweinf.CLk
petiolatus R.Wilczek N,SNw,Lp,C
pseudocajanus Welw. ex BakerNN
pseudocomplanatus R.Wilczek N,WNw,N
sericeus E. Mey. subsp. sericeus EMcDescription, Image
simplicifolius Hook. f.WCb
subcapitatus R.Wilczek var. angustifolius Mackinder WNwDescription
subcapitatus R.Wilczek var. subcapitatus N,WCb,NDescription
trilobus L. subsp. trilobus var. trilobus N,SN,C
trilobus L. subsp. trilobus var. richardsiae Mackinder NN
trinervatus BakerB,N,W,C,ENw,N,E,Lk,WDescription, Image
xiphophyllus Baker NN

Other sources of information about Dolichos:

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Flora of Botswana: Dolichos
Flora of Malawi: Dolichos
Flora of Mozambique: Dolichos
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dolichos

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dolichos
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dolichos
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dolichos
Wikipedia: Dolichos
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dolichos
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dolichos

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Dolichos.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=780, retrieved 9 February 2023

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