3898.000 Eriosema (DC.) Rchb.

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

Description of the genus

Erect, rarely prostrate or climbing, herbs or subshrubs. Stipules present. Leaves 1- or 3-foliolate; leaflets often with small glands beneath. Flowers reflexed. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes equal or unequal, the upper free or sometimes partly fused. Corolla basically yellow. Ovary 2-ovulate. Pods up to 2 × as long as broad, oblong or elliptic, flattened, covered with long hairs or glabrescent. Seeds 2, ovoid or oblong; funicle inserted at one end of the linear hilum.

Worldwide: 130 species in tropical and warm areas

Zambia: 39 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Cupidopsis cissus (Common meadow blue)
Philotherma rosa (Rose eggar)
Eriosema montanum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
affine De Wild.N,WCb,N,C,LkDescription, Image
angolense Baker f. N,WCb,N
bauchiense Hutch. & Dalziel NN
buchananii Baker f. var. buchananii NMcDescription, Image
buchananii Baker f. var. subprostratum Verdc.EDescription, Image
burkei Benth.N,WNw,N
chrysadenium Taub. var. chrysadenium NNDescription, Image
decumbens Hauman subsp. luxurians Verdc. N,WNw,N
ellipticum Baker subsp. claessensii (De Wild.) Verdc. WCb
ellipticum Welw. ex Baker subsp. ellipticum N,C,EN,Mc,CDescription, Image
englerianum HarmsN,W,C,E,SCb,Lp,Mc,E,CDescription, Image
erici-rosenii R.E. Fr. var. erici-rosenii N,WNw,N
erici-rosenii R.E. Fr. var. machadoi Torre BW
flexuosum Staner N,EMcDescription, Image
kankolo Hauman subsp. kankolo W,CNw,Cb,Lk
kankolo Hauman subsp. lanceolatum Verdc. NN
macrostipulum Baker f. var. macrostipulum N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
mariae Verdc. N,CN,Lk
montanum Baker f.N,W,ENw,N,McDescription, Image
nutans SchinzN,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S
parviflorum E. Mey. subsp. parviflorum NLp
pauciflorum KlotzschBWDescription, Image
pentaphyllum Harms N
psoraleoides (Lam.) G. DonB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
pumilum Verdc. var. pumilum W,SNw,Lk,SDescription, Image
ramosum Baker f.WNw
rhodesicum R.E. Fr. var. rhodesicum N,WCb,N
rhynchosioides BakerB,N,CNw,N,C
shirense Baker f. var. shirense B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
shirense Baker f. var. pawekiae Verdc.WNwDescription
sp. (Fanshawe 1251)C
tephrosioides Harms var. salicifolium Hauman NLp
tephrosioides Harms var. tephrosioides NN
ukingense Harms EMc
vanderystii (De Wild.) HaumanN,WCb,N
verdickii De Wild. var. schoutedenianum (Staner & De Craene) Verdc.NN
verdickii De Wild. var. verdickii WCb
youngii Baker f. var. youngii N,W
× prunelloides Baker f. B,N

Other sources of information about Eriosema:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eriosema
Flora of Caprivi: Eriosema
Flora of Malawi: Eriosema
Flora of Mozambique: Eriosema
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eriosema

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Eriosema.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=772, retrieved 25 April 2019

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