Adenocarpus mannii (Hook.f.) Hook.f.

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Adenocarpus mannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Adenocarpus mannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Adenocarpus mannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Adenocarpus mannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Adenocarpus mannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Adenocarpus mannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Adenocarpus mannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Adenocarpus mannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Adenocarpus benguellensis Welw. ex Baker
Cytisus mannii Hook. f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrub up to 4.5 m high or sometimes a low-growing suffrutex. Stems much branched, more or less densely hairy; bark flaking in older stems and branches. Leaves usually densely arranged on short shoots, more spaced along the young branches, 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate to elliptic-obovate, up to 12 mm long but often shorter, usually densely silvery hairy beneath, sparsely so above; margins often incurved; petiole shorter than the leaflets; stipules small. Inflorescences terminal, few-flowered, contracted. Calyx silky-hairy; upper lip c. 6 mm long, deeply 2-lobed; lower lip longer than upper, deeply 3-lobed narrower lobes. Corolla yellow. Pod narrowly oblong, up to 24 mm long, straight with a short downward pointing beak, sparsely hairy, rough with glandular tubercles.
Type location:
Bioko
Notes: Although generally known as an erect shrub, is sometimes grows as a low sprawling suffrutex at higher altitudes in montane grassland, where it is exposed to frosts or regular fires.
Derivation of specific name: mannii: after Gustav Mann (1836-1916), British colonial representative in the Gulf of Guinea, who collected plants in that area.
Habitat: In montane grassland, along edges of forest and on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, Bioko, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 25 September 2019
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 151. (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 263 - 264. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 56.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 95.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 138.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 322.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Adenocarpus mannii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=197150, retrieved 19 October 2019

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