Dolichos pseudocomplanatus R.Wilczek

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Dolichos pseudocomplanatus

Flower
Degraded miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Mar 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos pseudocomplanatus

Flower
Degraded miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Mar 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos pseudocomplanatus

Habit
Degraded miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Mar 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos pseudocomplanatus

Leaf
Degraded miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Mar 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos pseudocomplanatus

Inflorescence
Degraded miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Mar 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos pseudocomplanatus

Flower
Degraded miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Mar 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos pseudocomplanatus

Flower
Degraded miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Mar 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Dolichos pseudocomplanatus

Flower
Degraded miombo woodland
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr.
Mar 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect herb to 1 m tall, arising from a perennial tuberous rootstock. Stems annual, branched, angled, sometimes ribbed, sparsely to densely white or golden pilose. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; terminal leaflet 2.6–7.2 × 0.9–3.1 cm, elliptic to obovate, lateral leaflets 1.9–5.7 × 0.8–2.8 cm, elliptic to obovate, the leaflets pubescent on both surfaces; petiole 1–3.2 cm; rhachis 7–12 mm long; petiolules 1–2 mm long; stipules 6–12 × 2–4 mm, lanceolate, pubescent, striate, persistent. Flowers axillary, solitary, in pairs or in 3–12-flowered fascicles, late or lack of development of the leaves giving these fascicles the appearance of a terminal pseudoraceme; pedicels 1–4(8) mm long, white pilose; bracts absent; bracteoles minute, caducous, placed on the pedicel well below the calyx. Calyx spreading white-pubescent; tube 3–5 mm long; lower lobes 2–5 mm long, linear, triangular, central lobe twice as long as the laterals, upper pair shorter 1–2 mm long, fused for almost all of their length. Standard purple, sometimes tinged greenish outside, 12–20 × 12–20 mm, round; wings and keel paler. Pods 2–4 cm × 4–7 mm, narrowly oblong, appressed pubescent or glabrous.
Type location:
DRC (Katanga)
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pseudocomplanatus: falsely one-sided
Habitat: Brachystegia and Chipya woodlands and grasslands
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga) and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 19 April 2023
Literature:

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Page 100.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
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iNaturalist: Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
Plants of the World Online: Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
Tropicos: Dolichos pseudocomplanatus
Wikipedia: Dolichos pseudocomplanatus


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: Dolichos pseudocomplanatus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=196510, retrieved 17 April 2024

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