3528.030 Tylosema Torre & Hillc.

Description of the genus

Stems arising from a large underground tuber, prostrate and trailing or sometimes climbing. Tendrils present, forked. Leaves simple, 2-lobed. Inflorescence a lateral raceme. Flowers bisexual, yellow. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper 2 lobes ± fused, the others free. Petals 5; upper one smaller than the rest. Fertile stamens 2; other 7-8 staminodes. Style elongate. Pods dehiscent or indehiscent, woody, 1-2-seeded.

Derivation of name: Tylosema: refers to the torulose (beaded) seed

Worldwide: 4 species of eastern and central tropical Africa south to South Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
esculentum (Burch.) Schreiber
fassoglense (Kotschy ex Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc.N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,Lp,N,E,Lk,SDescription, Image

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tylosema
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Wikipedia: Tylosema
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tylosema
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tylosema

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: Tylosema.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=691, retrieved 19 August 2022

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