Taxon: Macrotyloma axillare (E. Mey.) Verdc.

 
Genus: Macrotyloma
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Phaseoleae
        Subtribe: Phaseolinae
Nomen number: 104908
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 24:402. 1970
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • perennial horse gram  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • archer dolichos  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:161-163. 1992; Leg Queensl)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Guinea; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Rwanda; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka

References:

  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Hacker, J. B. A guide to herbaceous and shrub legumes of Queensland. 1990 (Leg Queensl)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:161-163.
  • Thulin, M. Leguminosae of Ethiopia. Opera Bot. 68:1-223. 1983 (Leg Ethiop)
  • Troupin, G. Flore du Rwanda. 1978- (F Rwanda)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Verdcourt, B. 1982. A revision of Macrotyloma (Leguminosae) Hooker's Icon. Pl. 38(4):53.

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image