Rhynchosia stipata Meikle

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Rhynchosia stipata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Rhynchosia stipata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Rhynchosia stipata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Rhynchosia stipata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

Rhynchosia stipata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamedimu, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Rhynchosia sp. no. 1 of Goodier & Phipps
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Twining creeping or climbing herb. Stems densely covered in spreading rusty hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets broadly ovate to almost round, 2-3 cm long, mucronulate at the apex,pubescent; petiole 1-3 cm long densely covered in rusty hairs. Stipules narrowly triangular, 2-4 mm long. Flowers in congested axillary inflorescences on peduncles up to 4 cm long. Calyx densely rusty hairy. Standard obovate, 10-13 mm long, golden yellow with dark red or purple stripes, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among quartzite sandstone rocks
Altitude range: 1500 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mts of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Saturday 29 November 2014
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 226.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 174.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 57. as Rhynchosia sp. no. 1

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Page 196.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 141.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 51.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Pages 141 - 142. Protologue

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhynchosia stipata
African Plant Database: Rhynchosia stipata
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhynchosia stipata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhynchosia stipata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhynchosia stipata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rhynchosia stipata
Tropicos: Rhynchosia stipata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Rhynchosia stipata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131850, retrieved 21 July 2019

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