3898.000 Eriosema (DC.) Rchb.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Erect, rarely prostrate or climbing, herbs or subshrubs. Stipules present. Leaves 1- or 3-foliolate; leaflets often with small glands beneath. Flowers reflexed. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes equal or unequal, the upper free or sometimes partly fused. Corolla basically yellow. Ovary 2-ovulate. Pods up to 2 × as long as broad, oblong or elliptic, flattened, covered with long hairs or glabrescent. Seeds 2, ovoid or oblong; funicle inserted at one end of the linear hilum.

Worldwide: 130 species in tropical and warm areas

Zimbabwe: 20 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Cupidopsis cissus (Common meadow blue) Food plant
Philotherma rosa (Rose eggar) Food plant
Eriosema ellipticum subsp. ellipticum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
affine De Wild.N,CDescription, Image
buchananii Baker f.EDescription, Image
burkei Benth.N,W,C,E
chrysadenium Taub. var. chrysadenium EDescription, Image
cordatum E. Mey.EImage
ellipticum Welw. ex Baker subsp. ellipticum N,C,E,SDescription, Image
englerianum HarmsN,W,CDescription, Image
lebrunii Staner & De CraeneE
macrostipulum Baker f. var. macrostipulum N,C,EDescription, Image
montanum Baker f.E
nutans SchinzN,W,C,E,S
pauciflorum KlotzschN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
psoraloides (Lam.) G. DonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pumilum Verdc. var. pumilum N
ramosum Baker f.C
rhodesicum R.E. Fr. var. rhodesicum E
rhynchosioides BakerC
shirense Baker f. var. shirense N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
shirense Baker f. var. pawekiae Verdc.EDescription
youngii Baker f. var. youngii N

Other sources of information about Eriosema:

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Flora of Botswana: Eriosema
Flora of Malawi: Eriosema
Flora of Mozambique: Eriosema
Flora of Zambia: Eriosema

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Eriosema.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=772, retrieved 9 December 2016

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