3657.010 Pearsonia Dummer


Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves digitately 3-foliolate. Inflorescence a raceme or a solitary flower, terminal or leaf-opposed. Standard yellow or white with purplish markings. Anthers elongate; 4 basifixed, 6 attached a little higher. Style nearly straight or pointed downwards. Pod linear-oblong to elliptic, 1-many-seeded.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
flava (Baker f.) Polhill subsp. flava NN

Other sources of information about Pearsonia:

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Flora of Malawi: Pearsonia
Flora of Mozambique: Pearsonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pearsonia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pearsonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pearsonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pearsonia
Wikipedia: Pearsonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pearsonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pearsonia

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: Pearsonia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=711, retrieved 3 December 2022

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