3858.000 Centrosema (DC.) Benth.

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

Description of the genus

Climbing herbs or subshrubs. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate. Stipules and stipels both present; stipules and bracteoles with close parallel raised nerves. Inflorescence a few-many flowered false raceme. Calyx 5-lobed; upper 2 lobes fused to form a lip. Standard with a conspicuous spur 1-2 mm long on the outside above the claw. Pod linear, with longitudinally raised ribs on either side of each margin, dehiscent.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and subtropical parts of America

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Centrosema pubescens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
pubescens Benth.CLkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Centrosema:

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Flora of Mozambique: Centrosema
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Centrosema
Flora of Zimbabwe: Centrosema

External websites:

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

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: Centrosema.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=759, retrieved 30 March 2023

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