Christo Albertyn Smith, 1932
S Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia,
Africa, S Zimbabwe
Blue-Violet - Purple - Blue /
Fig-Leaf Trailing Pea,
Dolichos robustus, Bolus.
Neorautanenia deserticola, C.A. Sm.
Pueraria ficifolia, L.Bolus.
Rhynchosia ficifolia, Benth. ex Harv.
This member of the Fabaceae
was given this name by Christo Albertyn Smith in 1932. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, South
Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
30 centimetres in diameter, the vines
to 150 centimetres in length. The flowers are blue-violet over blue to purple
and can have white margins.
The genera name from Greek neos;
'new' and Rautanenia is a genus in the Alismataceae family.
The species name means "leaves like a fig".