Eriosema pauciflorum Klotzsch

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Eriosema pauciflorum

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Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

Eriosema pauciflorum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

Eriosema pauciflorum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

Eriosema pauciflorum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Eriosema pauciflorum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Eriosema pauciflorum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Eriosema andongense Hiern ex Baker f.
Eriosema oblongum Harv.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Ascending to suberect pyrophytic herb, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems several, sparsely branched, up to 6 cm long, covered in short pubescence mixed with long spreading hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly oblong, elliptic to obovate, 3-10 cm long, softly velvety and glandular on both surfaces, sometimes with dense grey felt below; venation sunken above and raised below. Flowers in axillary racemes. Standard red outside, yellow inside, sometimes all yellow; keel creamy-yellow. Pods elliptic, c. 2 × 1.2 cm, densely covered in long hairs, short hairs and glands.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pauciflorum: few-flowered
Habitat: In grassland, margins of vleis and open woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Ghana to Sudan and South to Angola, Botswana and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

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

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 231 - 232.

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.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Eriosema pauciflorum
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Eriosema pauciflorum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriosema pauciflorum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriosema pauciflorum
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriosema pauciflorum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriosema pauciflorum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriosema pauciflorum
Plants of the World Online: Eriosema pauciflorum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eriosema pauciflorum
Tropicos: Eriosema pauciflorum
Wikipedia: Eriosema pauciflorum


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: Species information: Eriosema pauciflorum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132060, retrieved 19 September 2019

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