Adenodolichos baumii Harms

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Common names:
Status: Native
Multi-stemmed shrub 1–2 m tall with angular finely pubescent to glabrescent stems. Leaflets 3, 3–10 × 2–6 cm, oblong to elliptic-oblong or slightly ovate, the laterals only slightly asymmetric, rounded to slightly emarginate at the apex, rounded at the base, slightly discolorous, minutely appressed puberulous above, paler and more densely grey pubescent beneath; petiole 3–6 cm long; rhachis 1.2–2.5 cm long; petiolules 4–9 mm long; stipules 2–3 mm long, triangular, soon falling; stipels small, linear, deciduous. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, much shorter than the subtending leaves, 5–7 cm long, often branched, 2–7 cm long; greyish or fulvous silky pubescent; peduncles less than 1 cm long; pedicels 4–7 mm long; bracts 5–8 × 2–6 mm, obovate, glabrous inside, mostly soon falling; bracteoles 5–6 × 2 mm, linear-lanceolate, deciduous. Calyx tube 3.5–5 mm long; lobes 5–7 × 2.5 mm, lanceolate, the lowest the longest, the upper pair joined for half to two-thirds their length. Standard crimson turning to deep mauve, almost black or carmine-red (fide Wilczek), sometimes white, 13–15 × 13–16 mm, rounded obovate, auriculate and with 2 calli. Pods up to 8 × 1.8 cm, falcate-oblanceolate, pubescent and with scattered glands and glandular hairs. Seeds not seen.(Source JSTOR)
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Habitat: Brachystegia woodland and dambo margins.
Altitude range: 1200 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 248 - 249.

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Adenodolichos baumii., retrieved 22 October 2021

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