Dolichos lualabensis R.Wilczek
subsp. ufipaensis Verdc.

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Dolichos lualabensis subsp. ufipaensis

Flowering habit
Miombo woodland
Mkushi Farming Block, Mkushi Distr.
Nov 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos lualabensis subsp. ufipaensis

Leafy habit
Miombo woodland
Mkushi Farming Block, Mkushi Distr.
Nov 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos lualabensis subsp. ufipaensis

Flower
Miombo woodland
Mkushi Farming Block, Mkushi Distr.
Nov 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos lualabensis subsp. ufipaensis

Flower
Miombo woodland
Mkushi Farming Block, Mkushi Distr.
Nov 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos lualabensis subsp. ufipaensis

Flower
Miombo woodland
Mkushi Farming Block, Mkushi Distr.
Nov 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos lualabensis subsp. ufipaensis

Pods
Miombo woodland
Mkushi Farming Block, Mkushi Distr.
Nov 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate herb up to c. 40 cm long, arising from a perennial rootstock; stems annual, unbranched, zigzag, covered with spreading pubescence; leaves 1-foliolate; leaflet 4–18 × 2–8 cm, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acute at the apex, rounded to subcordate at the base, pubescent on both surfaces, more densely so on veins of lower surface, 3–5-veined from the base; petiole 3–7 mm long; flowers axillary, in pairs or in 3–17-flowered fascicles; calyx spreading white pubescent; tube 3 mm long; lobes 1–3 mm long, triangular, upper pair fused along most of their length; standard purple or greenish-brown with purple flushing outside or inside, 14–20 × 12–20 mm, round or almost so; wings purple; keel paler or white; pods 5–6.5 × 1–1.2 cm, oblanceolate, shortly stipitate, sparsely pubescent on the surfaces, with spreading hairs on the margins, 3–5-seeded; seeds dark reddish-brown, 6–8 × 5–6 × 2–3 mm, oblong or rounded, compressed.
Type location:
Tanzania
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Habitat: Miombo woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,C
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 15 December 2022
Literature:

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Page 92.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dolichos lualabensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dolichos lualabensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dolichos lualabensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dolichos lualabensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dolichos lualabensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dolichos lualabensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dolichos lualabensis
iNaturalist: Dolichos lualabensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dolichos lualabensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Dolichos lualabensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dolichos lualabensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dolichos lualabensis
Plants of the World Online: Dolichos lualabensis
Tropicos: Dolichos lualabensis
Wikipedia: Dolichos lualabensis


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: Dolichos lualabensis subsp. ufipaensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=196470, retrieved 27 January 2023

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