Eriosema montanum Baker f.

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Eriosema montanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Muqueche River, Road to Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue.

Eriosema montanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Muqueche River, Road to Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue.

Eriosema montanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Muqueche River, Road to Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue.

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial shrubby herb, up to 2 m tall. Branches pubescent to densely shaggy with rusty hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate, obovate-elliptic or elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 2–13 cm long, usually pointed at the apex, softly velvety and with orange glands on both surfaces; venation sometimes raised beneath; petiole 1–3.4.5 cm long; petiolules 1–4 mm long; stipules lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, up to 2.5 cm long, hairy outside. Racemes with flowering part 2–7 cm long; peduncle (0.5)4–18(21) cm long, ferruginous hairy; pedicels c. 1–1.5 mm long; bracts soon falling, 0.7–1.4 cm long, linear, pilose. Calyx pubescent with appressed or spreading hairs, 4.5–5.5 mm long; lobes triangular, shorter than or about equalling the tube. Standard yellow, flushed or veined with red or purple-brown, obovate, 6.5–13 mm long, with orange-yellow glands; wings yellow; keel greenish-yellow or white sometimes tipped with brown, glandular. Pods elliptic to oblong, 1–1.7 cm long, covered with long ferruginous hairs and also an undercover of fine pubescence and glands.
Type location:
Malawi, Kenya
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: montanum: of mountainous areas (montane)
Habitat: Along forest margins and in bracken scrub, by dambos, and grassland by lakes.
Altitude range: 960 - 2290 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to Ethiopia, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia Zimbabwe and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 September 2018
Literature:

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.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 68.

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 225 - 226.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 60.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 99.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriosema montanum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriosema montanum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriosema montanum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eriosema montanum
Tropicos: Eriosema montanum


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: Eriosema montanum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132040, retrieved 14 November 2018

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