3910.000 Dolichos L.

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

Description of the genus

Herbs, shrubs or suffrutices, sometimes climbing. Leaves pinnately or rarely digitately 3-foliolate, often appearing after the flowers. Inflorescences axillary. Calyx with 5 lobes, the upper pair fused to form an entire or 2-fid lip. Corolla usually a shade of purple, sometimes yellow. Standard glabrous outside, often auriculate with small oblong cone-shaped appendages. Style swollen, thickened, with a ring of hairs around the terminal capitate stigma. Pods flattened laterally.

Worldwide: 60 species in the Old World tropics, principally in Africa

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kilimandscharicus Harms ex Taub. subsp. kilimandscharicus N,C,SDescription, Image
petiolatus R.Wilczek N
sericeus E. Mey. subsp. sericeus N,C,SDescription, Image
simplicifolius Hook. f.N,C,S
trilobus L. subsp. trilobus var. trilobus C
trinervatus BakerN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dolichos:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dolichos
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dolichos
Flora of Mozambique: Dolichos
Flora of Zambia: Dolichos
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dolichos

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dolichos
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dolichos
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dolichos
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dolichos
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dolichos
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dolichos
JSTOR Plant Science: Dolichos
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dolichos
Plants of the World Online: Dolichos
Tropicos: Dolichos
Wikipedia: Dolichos

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Dolichos.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=780, retrieved 10 December 2023

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