Otholobium foliosum (Oliv.) C.H. Stirt.
subsp. gazense (Baker f.) Verdc.

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Otholobium foliosum subsp. gazense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Otholobium foliosum subsp. gazense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Psoralea foliosa Oliv.
Common names:
Status: Native
Small shrub, 1-3 m tall. Branchlets densely pubescent. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate to oblanceolate, up to 3.5 cm long, rounded to notched at the apex with a small recurved mucronate tip, densely gland-dotted on both surfaces; margin entire. Flowers in dense axillary and sub-terminal heads; standard white to pale mauve-blue with a darker purple centre or purple veining; keel purple with yellow glands at the tip. Pod up to 7 × 4 mm, papery, minutely velvety.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: foliosum: leafy
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Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 225. as Psoralea foliosa

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245. As Psoralea foliosa

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 46 - 48. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Otholobium foliosum subsp. gazense
Flora of Zimbabwe: Otholobium foliosum subsp. gazense

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Otholobium foliosum
African Plant Database: Otholobium foliosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Otholobium foliosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Otholobium foliosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Otholobium foliosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Otholobium foliosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Otholobium foliosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Otholobium foliosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Otholobium foliosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otholobium foliosum
Ispot Southern Africa: Otholobium foliosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Otholobium foliosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Otholobium foliosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Otholobium foliosum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Otholobium foliosum
Tropicos: Otholobium foliosum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Otholobium foliosum subsp. gazense.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129540, retrieved 21 March 2018

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