Macrotyloma daltonii (Webb) Verdc.

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Macrotyloma daltonii

Ruderal area among short grasses on Kalahari sand
Kahinga Village, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Macrotyloma daltonii

Ruderal area among short grasses on Kalahari sand
Kahinga Village, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Dolichos daltonii Webb
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual or perennial climbing or trailing herb up to 70 cm long; stems slender and villous; leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets 24-58 x 8-34 mm, elliptic, the lateral leaflets sometimes oblique, appressed pubescent on both surfaces, petiole 0.8-5.6 cm long, petiolules 2-3 mm long; stipules 5-7 mm long, ovate, striate; flowers axillary, solitary in pairs or in 3-4 flowered fascicles; pedicels 1-2 mm long, bracts 5-8 mm long, triangular, acuminate, bracteoles 4-5 mm long, narrowly triangular, acuminate; calyx pubescent, tube 1-2 mm long, lobes 5-12 mm long, narrowly triangular, acuminate; standard yellowish-cream, green or white, purple veined, 9-16 x 6-9 mm, oblong-obovate, emarginate; wings 8-11 mm long; keel 8-12 mm long; pods 2.8-4.7 cm x 5-8 mm, linear-oblong, sparsely hirsute, beak 3-5 mm long, 3-6-seeded; seeds reddish-brown mottled black, 5 x 3 x 1 mm, smooth.
Type location:
Cape Verde
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Grassland, thicket, open Brachystegia woodland and derived cultivations or waste ground
Altitude range: 900 - 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s): Annual.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 10 May 2021

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 224.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 388. (Includes a picture).

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 112 - 113.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 69.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Macrotyloma daltonii., retrieved 1 March 2024

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