Eminia holubii Taub.

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Eminia holubii

Habit
Open scrubland on Kalaharia sand
Amos Village, Kakanda, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Eminia holubii

Flowers
Open scrubland on Kalaharia sand
Amos Village, Kakanda, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Eminia holubii

Flowers
Open scrubland on Kalaharia sand
Amos Village, Kakanda, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Eminia holubii

Pods
Open scrubland on Kalaharia sand
Amos Village, Kakanda, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Eminia noldeana Harms
Eminia polyadenia Hauman
Rhynchosia holubii Hemsl.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Herb with trailing or climbing stems growing from a woody rootstock; branches hirsute; leaves 3-foliolate, petiole (0.5)1.5-6 cm long, leaflets discolourous, 4.8-14.5 x 2.8-4.5 cm, narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, occasionally lobed, appressed pilose on upper surface, more densely appressed pilose on the undersurface; inflorescence a pseudoraceeme or panicle with 1-several flowers in each fascicle, the fascicles often more crowded towards the apex, pedicels 3-5 mm long; calyx 5-10(12) mm long, pilose with silvery hairs, 5-lobed, the upper two lobes tipped with (1)2 pedicellate glands1-3 mm long or glands absent; corolla 1-1.8 cm long, white to lilac; pods 1.5-2.5cm long, densely pilose, 1-2 seeded; seeds3-4 x 2 x 1 mm.
Type location:
Botswana
Notes: The roots are dried and used to make the popular local beverage Munkoyo (as are the roots of certain species of Rhynchosia).
Derivation of specific name: holubii: after Dr Emil Holub (1847-1902), Czech author, physician, naturalist and explorer in Southern Africa.
Habitat: Miombo/Brachystegia and Baikaea woodlands, edges of dambo and open grassland, old cultivation sites.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,W
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 May 2021
Literature:

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

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 65.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Eminia holubii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131350, retrieved 1 December 2021

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