Rhynchosia nyikensis Baker

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Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Rhynchosia nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber 1.5–4.5 m long. Stems more or less densely rusty pubescent, eventually becoming more or less hairless. Leaflets 3, ovate, 2.8–8 cm long, the laterals slightly oblique, somewhat paler beneath, pubescent to almost hairless on both surfaces, densely but obscurely gland-dotted beneath; petiole 1.4–5 cm long; stipules narrowly ovate, 7 mm long, veined, pubescent. Inflorescences terminal and axillary; 2.5–19 cm long, densely rusty hairy and glandular; peduncle 0.5–7 cm long; pedicels 6–8 mm long. Calyx densely covered with long yellow tubercular based hairs; tube 5–6 mm long; the lowest lobes the longest, lanceolate, 8–14 mm long. Standard suborbicular, 12–18 mm long, yellow inside, reddish-brown outside, pubescent and glandular; wings yellow, often reddish near the apex; keel white, often reddish below or near the apex. Pods oblong, 2.8–3 cm long, densely covered with long, yellow, glandular tubercular based hairs.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyikensis: of the Nyika Plateau in Malawi where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: Along margins of evergreen forest and in the scrub zone between forest and grassland or in riverine grassland.
Altitude range: 1350 - 2220 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Content last updated: Wednesday 3 October 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 169.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Page 180.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 63.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhynchosia nyikensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhynchosia nyikensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Rhynchosia nyikensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=196860, retrieved 17 October 2018

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