Dolichos kilimandscharicus Harms ex Taub.
subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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Near the top of the plateau, Mt Tsetsera

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Synonyms: Dolichos lupiniflorus N.E. Br.
Common names: Veld lupin (English)
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, growing up to 1 m. The stems arise from a large turnip-shaped root. Leaves trifoliolate, covered in silky hairs, normally developing after flowering. Inflorescences terminal in shades of pink to deep purple-blue.
Derivation of specific name: kilimandscharicus: of Mt Kilimanjaro, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: It is particularly common in the central parts of Zimbabwe, occurring in Brachystegia woodland, wooded grassland and submontane grassland.
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Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia southwards on the eastern side of Africa to the FZ region
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Content last updated: Monday 4 June 2012

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 36 - 37. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 157. as Dolichos kilimandscharicus kilimandscharicus kilimandscharicus

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 38.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 95 - 97. as Dolichos kilimandscharicus kilimandscharicus kilimandscharicus

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 48.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 49, plate 72

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 65.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 98.

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Flora of Botswana: Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus
Flora of Malawi: Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus
Flora of Zambia: Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dolichos kilimandscharicus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dolichos kilimandscharicus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dolichos kilimandscharicus
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Wikipedia: Dolichos kilimandscharicus

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: Dolichos kilimandscharicus subsp. kilimandscharicus., retrieved 20 October 2019

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