Macrotyloma axillare (E. Mey.) Verdc.
var. axillare

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Macrotyloma axillare var. axillare

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Macrotyloma axillare var. axillare

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Macrotyloma axillare var. axillare

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Dolichos axillaris E. Mey. var. pubescens E. Mey.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing herb, up to 3.5 m long, with annual stems growing from a perennial rootstock. Stems with rather dense spreading hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate with elliptic to ovate leaflets; lateral leaflets somewhat asymmetric. Flowers axillary in pairs or 4-10-flowered clusters, white to creamy yellow-green, often with a purple blotch at the base of the standard. Pods 3-8 cm, flattened, linear-oblong, pubescent, beaked.
Notes: See var. glabrum for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: axillare: axillary, arising in the leaf axils
Habitat: On sandy soils in grassland and open woodland, sometimes in disturbed and cultivated places.
Altitude range: Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Africa to Yemen. Also in Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: Z,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 19 July 2012
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 224.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 182. (Includes a picture).

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 115 - 116.

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 49.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 69.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Macrotyloma axillare
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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: Macrotyloma axillare var. axillare.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132530, retrieved 17 September 2019

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