3560.000 Mezoneuron Desf.

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2)

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs, usually armed with prickles on stem and leaves. Leaves bipinnate; leaflets opposite; stipules very small, caducous. Flowers in terminal and axillary racemes or panicles; bracts inconspicuous; conspicuous hypanthium; sepals 5, imbricate, the lower curving upwards over the others; petals 5, subequal or the upper one somewhat modified. Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate. Fruit pods oblong-ellipsoid, thickened along the upper margin, or flat with a broad longitudinal wing along the upper margin, indehiscent, 1–9-seeded. Seeds compressed, without endosperm.

Worldwide: Five species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolense Oliv.WNwDescription, Image
welwitschianum Oliv. WNw

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mezoneuron

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Mezoneuron.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2176, retrieved 27 September 2022

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