Kotschya uguenensis (Taub.) F. White

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Kotschya uguenensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Kotschya uguenensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Kotschya uguenensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Kotschya uguenensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Kotschya uguenensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

Kotschya uguenensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction of Thazima-Kaperekezi rd and Chelinda rd, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Smithia uguenensis Taub.
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrub up 5 m tall, with an unpleasant smell. Stems covered with sticky spreading bristly yellow tubercular-based hairs. Leaves 2–4.5 cm long, 30–44-foliolate; leaflets linear-oblong, 3–8.5 mm long, acute and slightly falcate at the apex, asymmetric and minutely emarginate at the base, with short tubercular-based hairs on the margin and on the almost marginal vein beneath; stipules ovate-oblong, 5–7 mm long, pubescent and ciliate, persistent. Inflorescences axillary, dense, with the flowers at right-angles to the axis giving an oblong appearance; peduncles very short or up to 7 mm long; rhachis 1.5–4 cm long, densely hairy; pedicels 7–10 mm long; bracts ovate or broadly elliptic, 5–8 mm long, margins with long yellow bristly hairs. Calyx 1.2–1.65 cm long, covered with short and long golden-yellow hairs, the upper lip divided for c. 3 mm into 2 obliquely acute or rounded oblong lobes, the lower lip divided to c. half-way into 3 obtuse or bluntly acute lobes. Standard rounded-oblong, 12–15 mm long, pale to bright yellow, hairless except for very few bristles at extreme tip; wings and keel pale or greenish-yellow. Fruit of 3–4 articles, rounded-oblong, 3 mm long, compressed, pubescent.
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Habitat: Often forming thickets along water courses.
Altitude range: 1200 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia
Mozambique distribution: N
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Content last updated: Friday 12 October 2018
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 164.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 314. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 62. As Kotschya uguensis

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 120 - 121.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Kotschya uguenensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=173840, retrieved 5 August 2020

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