Galactia striata (Jacq.) Urb.
var. villosa (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.

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Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Nhago Camp and airstrip, Coutada 12

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Nhago Camp and airstrip, Coutada 12

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Nhago Camp and airstrip, Coutada 12

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Nhago Camp and airstrip, Coutada 12

Galactia striata var. villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Nhago Camp and airstrip, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Galactia tenuiflora (Klein ex Willd.) Wight & Arn. p.p.
Galactia tenuiflora (Klein ex Willd.) Wight & Arn. var. villosa (Wight & Arn.) Benth.
Galactia villosa Wight & Arn.
Glycine tenuiflora Klein ex Willd.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Herbaceous perennial twining climber with slender, finely pubescent to velvety stems 0.6–4 m long, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblong, oblong-obovate or oblong-elliptic, mostly 4–9 cm long, sparsely appressed pubescent above, paler and almost hairless to more densely appressed pubescent or velvety beneath; petioles 2–5 cm long; stipules linear, 3–5 mm long. Flowers in lax 2–10-flowered racemes on peduncles up to 17.5 cm long; bracts and bracteoles ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 mm long. Calyx pubescent with lobes elliptic-lanceolate, 3.5–6 mm long, the lowest longest. Standard whitish, pale lilac or pinkish-mauve and purple, elliptic or oblong-obovate, 1–1.2 cm long, hairless. Pods linear-oblong, mostly 3–6 cm long, finely appressed pubescent, usually 6–12-seeded.
Notes: Only recorded from Divisions N and Z in Flora Zambesiaca volume 3-5 (2001) but listed for M and GI divisions Wild Flowers of Mozambique (Bandeira, Bolnick and Barbosa, 2007).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open woodland and bushland.
Altitude range: 25 - 900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ghana, northern Nigeria, CAR, DRC, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, north-eastern South Africa, Mascarene Islands, India, China and New Guinea.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 15 May 2018
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 94 - 95. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 220. as Galactia tenuiflora

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 40 - 42. (Includes a picture).

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The Plant List (version 1.1): Galactia striata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Galactia striata var. villosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131570, retrieved 22 May 2018

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