Adenodolichos punctatus (Micheli) Harms
subsp. punctatus

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Synonyms: Vigna punctata Micheli
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Status: Native
Flowers probably always occurring before the leaves direct from the woody rootstock but inflorescences can be found on leafy shoots. Leaflets glabrous or slightly pubescent beneath. Corolla pink or purple, very rarely white. Pods often shorter than in subsp. bussei. (Source: JSTOR)
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Derivation of specific name: punctatus: marked with dots or translucent glands
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland often with Monotes, Isoberlinia and Hymenocardia, semi-chipya woodland, chipya and dry grassland, after burns.
Altitude range: 1050 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,N,E,C,Lk,S,W
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216. as Adenodolichos punctatus

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 243 - 244.

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 46.

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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: Adenodolichos punctatus subsp. punctatus., retrieved 26 February 2024

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