3810.000 Alysicarpus Desv.

Description of the genus

Herbs. Stipules free or joined; stipels present. Leaves 1-foliolate, rarely pinnately 3-foliolate. Inflorescences axillary, terminal or leaf-opposed, falsely racemose or rarely paniculate; the flowers usually paired. Bracts scarious. Calyx glumaceous, appearing 4-lobed, the 2 upper calyx teeth entirely connate or almost so. Standard variously coloured. Ovary sessile or shortly stalked with several-many ovules. Pod transversely jointed, subcylindric or somewhat flattened, constricted between the articles or not.

Worldwide: 25 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Alysicarpus zeyheri

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
glumaceus (Vahl) DC. subsp. glumaceus var. glumaceus E
ovalifolius (Schumach.) J. LéonardN,E,S
rugosus (Willd.) DC. subsp. perennirufus J. LéonardC,E
rugosus (Willd.) DC. subsp. rugosus N,W,C,E,S
vaginalis (L.) DC. var. vaginalis SDescription, Image
zeyheri Harv.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Alysicarpus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Alysicarpus
Flora of Malawi: Alysicarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Alysicarpus
Flora of Zambia: Alysicarpus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Alysicarpus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=747, retrieved 31 March 2015

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