3673.000 Argyrolobium Eckl. & Zeyh.

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

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs, often silky or villous. Stipules present; stipels 0. Leaves digitately 3-foliolate. Flowers in terminal or leaf-opposed few-many-flowered racemes, often ± umbellate, rarely solitary. Calyx 2-lipped; 2 upper lobes free or shortly united; 3 lower united into a shortly 3-lobed lip. Corolla yellow; standard without appendages; wings often with rows of crescent-shaped folds between the upper veins. Stamens united into a closed tube. Pod linear-oblong, flattened.

Worldwide: 70 species from South Africa to the tropical African highlands, Madagascar, Mediterranean and India

Zambia: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
aequinoctiale Welw. ex Baker N
fischeri Taub.E
macrophyllum Harms N,W
rupestre (E.Mey.) Walp. subsp. aberdaricum (Harms) Polhill N,EMc
tomentosum (Andrews) DruceN,W,EDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Argyrolobium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=716, retrieved 23 September 2023

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