Vicia paucifolia Baker
subsp. malosana (Baker) Verdc.

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Vicia paucifolia subsp. malosana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Vicia paucifolia subsp. malosana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Vicia paucifolia subsp. malosana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Vicia paucifolia subsp. malosana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Vicia paucifolia subsp. malosana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Lathyrus malosanus Baker
Vicia malosana (Baker) Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Delicate straggling climbing or suberect perennial herb up to 1 m tall. Stems angular, densely hairy when young, becoming almost hairless. Leaves 2–foliolate, rarely 3 or 4; leaflets linear to narrowly elliptic, 12–45 mm long, narrowed at both ends, sparsely hairy on both surfaces; petiole obsolete or up to 2 mm long; rhachis ending in a mostly simple tendril; stipules 5–13 mm long, semi-sagittate. Racemes 1–5-flowered on a peduncle 20–35 mm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long, hairy, more densely so towards the apex. Calyx laxly hairy to almost hairless; tube 2–2.5 mm long; lobes subequal, 1–5 mm long. Corolla blue, mauve or violet, 9–10 mm long; standard obovate, c. 10 mm long, emarginate, sometimes greenish; wings as long as the standard or slightly shorter. Pod oblong, 24–30 mm long, flat, hairless.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: paucifolia: with few leaves.
Habitat: In and at margins of wet or marshy places by rivers, and in montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1220 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 8 October 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 171. (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 23 - 25. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 65.

Other sources of information about Vicia paucifolia subsp. malosana:

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Flora of Malawi: Vicia paucifolia subsp. malosana

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vicia paucifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vicia paucifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vicia paucifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vicia paucifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vicia paucifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vicia paucifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Vicia paucifolia
iNaturalist: Vicia paucifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vicia paucifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Vicia paucifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vicia paucifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vicia paucifolia
Plants of the World Online: Vicia paucifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vicia paucifolia
Tropicos: Vicia paucifolia
Wikipedia: Vicia paucifolia


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: Vicia paucifolia subsp. malosana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=197220, retrieved 12 November 2019

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