Eriosema burkei Benth.

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Synonyms: Eriosema leucanthum Welw. ex Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: burkei: named after Botanist and collector Joseph Burke (1812 - 1873), who collected the type in northern South Africa.
Habitat: In seasonally burnt grassland, open Brachystegia woodland and dry dambos.
Altitude range: 1450 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 159.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25. As Eriosema burkei burkei

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16. As Eriosema burkei burkei

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 220.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 232 - 233.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 48.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 65.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriosema burkei
African Plant Database: Eriosema burkei
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriosema burkei
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Wikipedia: Eriosema burkei

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Eriosema burkei., retrieved 24 April 2024

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