3907.000 Sphenostylis E. Mey.

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

Description of the genus

Herbs, erect or climbing. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipules persistent. Inflorescences axillary false racemes. Calyx 5-lobed, 2-lipped. Bracteoles shorter than calyx tube. Corolla yellow, blue or reddish. Standard auriculate, without appendages. Style thick at the base, thin in the middle then flattened and enlarged near the apex. Pods linear, flattened. Seeds without an aril.

Worldwide: 7-8 species in tropical and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Sphenostylis erecta subsp. erecta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
erecta (Baker f.) Hutch. ex Baker f. subsp. erecta N,C,E,SDescription, Image
erecta (Baker f.) Hutch. ex Baker subsp. obtusifolia (Harms) Potter & DoyleN,W,C,E,S
stenocarpa (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) HarmsCDescription, Image
zimbabweensis MithenE,S

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Flora of Malawi: Sphenostylis
Flora of Mozambique: Sphenostylis
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sphenostylis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sphenostylis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sphenostylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sphenostylis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sphenostylis

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: Sphenostylis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=778, retrieved 4 December 2016

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