Macrotyloma densiflorum (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc.
var. densiflorum

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Synonyms: Dolichos densiflorus Welw. ex Baker
Dolichos hendrickxii De Wild.
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Status: Native
Erect perennial to 1.75 m tall, arising from a woody rootstock. Upper part of stems with a dense appressed silvery or ferruginous indumentum. Leaves 3-foliolate with elliptic to oblong-elliptic leaflets; ± glabrous above, densely silvery-sericeous beneath. Flowers axillary in 5-7-flowered fascicles; standard yellow-green. Pod 3.8-5 cm, flattened.
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Derivation of specific name: densiflorum: with a dense inflorescence
Habitat: Miombo woodland, on sandy soils, often at edges of woodland near vleis and other grassy places.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,Lk,W
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Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 36.

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

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 107 - 108.

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.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Macrotyloma densiflorum var. densiflorum., retrieved 25 May 2022

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