Rafnia Key

Rafnia Key

Rafnia Key - Southern Africa : A create a photographic key for a typically very difficult to name Cape legume genus. Although only

A create a photographic key for a typically very difficult to name Cape legume genus. Although only 31 taxa are recognized, intraspecific variation is at times puzzling and difficult to find distinguishing characters at the best of times! If you want to successfully ID a Rafnia to species level you will need to photo graph the flower from front, side and bottom angles. Be sure to also photograph the keel on its own. Photograph leaves, young and old leaves, especially if dimorphic. The pods in Rafnia are very helpful so make sure to find one and get a pic! And of course a growth habit shot too...
04 Jul 2017
Brian KD2