3718.020 Ophrestia H.M.L. Forbes

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Climbing or trailing herbs, rarely ± erect. Leaves 1-foliolate (in the species occurring in Zimbabwe), sometimes 3-5-foliolate elsewhere. Flowers borne in axillary false racemes or almost sessile axillary clusters. Calyx 5-lobed; lobes ± equal; upper pair free or joined for up to 2/3rds the length. Standard silky- or bristly-hairy outside. Ovules 2-8. Pods oblong, flattened.

Worldwide: 13 species in the tropics of the Old World

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
breviracemosa Verdc. [VU]WNw
radicosa (A.Rich.) Verdc. var. enneaneura (Hauman) Verd. W,SCb
radicosa (A.Rich.) Verdc. var. schliebenii (Harms) Verdc. N,WCb,N
torrei Verdc. WNw
unicostata (F.J.Herm.) Verdc. [DD]NN
unifoliolata (Baker f.) Verdc.WNw

Other sources of information about Ophrestia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Ophrestia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ophrestia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ophrestia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=728, retrieved 21 September 2020

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