Droogmansia pteropus (Baker) De Wild.
var. pteropus

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Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus

Leaf
Lake basin chipya scrubland
Mpulungu Fecal Sludge Facility, Mpulungu, Mpulungu Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus

Flower
Lake basin chipya scrubland
Mpulungu Fecal Sludge Facility, Mpulungu, Mpulungu Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus

Flower
Lake basin chipya scrubland
Mpulungu Fecal Sludge Facility, Mpulungu, Mpulungu Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus

Flower
Lake basin chipya scrubland
Mpulungu Fecal Sludge Facility, Mpulungu, Mpulungu Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus

Flower
Lake basin chipya scrubland
Mpulungu Fecal Sludge Facility, Mpulungu, Mpulungu Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus

Pod
Lake basin chipya scrubland
Mpulungu Fecal Sludge Facility, Mpulungu, Mpulungu Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus

Pod
Lake basin chipya scrubland
Mpulungu Fecal Sludge Facility, Mpulungu, Mpulungu Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, shrub, or small subshrub (0.1)0.6–2.5(3) m tall, with several shoots from a woody rootstock, very rarely a small tree to 3 m; stems glabrous to appressed pubescent or velvety; leaflets 2–9 × 0.9–3.5 cm, elliptic, oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, acute and mucronate or rounded at the apex, cuneate, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, slightly to fairly densely pubescent beneath; petiole winged, 0.8–6 × 0.4–3.5 cm, oblong, obovate, oblanceolate, obcordate or almost round, rounded or narrowly to widely emarginate at the apex, obtuse to slightly cordate at the base; stipules 4–10 × 0.6–1.5 mm, linear to lanceolate; inflorescences usually elongate and narrow, falsely racemose, the flowers arranged in fascicles along the rhachis, 15–50 cm long, or flowers all in axillary fascicles; calyx pubescent or hairy; tube 2.5–6 mm long; lobes 3–8.5 mm long, the upper pair joined for most of their length; standard all white or yellow or yellow outside and mauve inside, the veins and outer flush dark purple or crimson, (10)15–23 × (10)12–20 mm, obovate, glabrous to finely or densely puberulous outside; wings and keel bluish-purple or keel yellow-green tipped purple; rarely flowers all white; fruit densely yellowish-brown hairy, stipitate, the stipe rapidly enlarging and attaining 3–7 cm; articles 1–5, strongly compressed, 5.5–9(13) × 5–6(7) mm, broadly elliptic or almost round; seeds dark crimson-brown, 4 × 3 × 1 mm, compressed-reniform, somewhat beaked on one side of it.
Var. pteropus differs in having usually unbranched rather hairy inflorescences; well developed pubescent pedicels 0.7-2 cm long; winged petiole half as broad to broader than leaflet; standard distinctly hairy outside and a stipe 3-7 cm long..
Type location:
Zambia, Lake Tanganyika, Fwambo
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pteropus: winged, referring to the winged petiole.
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland and derived areas, dambo margins.
Altitude range: 1050 - 2250 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC (Katanga) Burundi and Tanzania south through Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
Growth form(s): Tree, perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 24 October 2022
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 157.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 300. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 68.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 220.

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 48.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 60.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 28 - 29.

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Flora of Malawi: Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus
Flora of Mozambique: Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus

External websites:

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


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: Species information: Droogmansia pteropus var. pteropus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130930, retrieved 29 September 2023

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