Rhynchosia resinosa (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Baker

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Rhynchosia resinosa

Habit
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Rhynchosia resinosa

Habit
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Rhynchosia resinosa

Leaves
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Rhynchosia resinosa

Inflorescence
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Rhynchosia resinosa

Flower
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Rhynchosia resinosa

Flower
Miombo and chipya woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Fagelia resinosa Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Rhynchosia mildbraedii Harms
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Robust, often aromatic, mostly woody scrambler or climber 1.8–7.5 m long, or a ± erect shrub 0.6–1.5 m tall; stems ± sticky, covered with dense short glandular hairs, later glabrescent, reddish and often fissured; leaflets 3, paler beneath, 1.5–9 × 1.2–8.5 cm, mostly rhombic or triangular, the laterals oblique, markedly acuminate, rounded at the base, pubescent and sparsely to very densely gland-dotted on both surfaces, petiole 1.1–5.7 cm long; inflorescences axillary and terminal, sometimes branched, glandular and sticky, 3–17 cm long, peduncles 0.5–8 cm long, pedicels 4–11 mm long; calyx usually pale, pubescent and with varying amounts of short yellowish bristly hairs, glandular, tube 4–5 × 6 mm, distinctly saccate, lobes 8–17 × 2–4 mm, lanceolate, the lowest the longest, the laterals 6–12 × 2.5–4 mm, the upper pair joined at the base or for up to half their length; standard yellow, often veined or flushed outside with reddish-purple, 11–16 × 9–11 mm, elliptic, pubescent and glandular on the upper half outside, wings yellow, keel pale yellow or cream-coloured; pod straw-coloured with pale brown reticulation, enclosed in calyx, 15 × 4–4.5 mm, oblong, with short and long whitish hairs and also glands; seeds dark reddish-brown mottled with black, 4.5 × 2.5–3 × 2 mm, narrowly oblong or oblong-reniform.
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: resinosa: resinous or sticky
Habitat: Ravine forest, bushland, grassland with scattered trees, thicket and scrub, sometimes on termite mounds, also in Brachystegia woodland and cultivations
Altitude range: 500 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in West, Eastern and Southern Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Climber, perennial, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 4 December 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 169.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 38.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 226.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 247.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 177 - 178.

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 51.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 71.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 102 - 103.

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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: Rhynchosia resinosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131830, retrieved 2 February 2023

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