Pearsonia grandifolia (Bolus) Polhill
subsp. latibracteolata (Dummer) Polhill

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Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Phaenhoffmannia latebracteolata (Dummer) J.B. Gillett
Pleiospora latebracteolata Dummer
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with prostrate stems up to 50 cm long, growing from a strong taproot. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to obovate, 3.5-7 cm long long, densely hairy, lateral veins conspicuous; margin entire; petiole 0.3-1.5 cm long, rarely longer. Inflorescences lax to fairly dense pedunculate racemes at the ends of branches, 5-15 cm long. Flowers whitish or cream with a purple centre. Pods up to 17 mm cm long, oblong, pointed, rather densely hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: grandifolia: with large leaves;
latibracteolata: with broad bracteoles
Habitat: In montane grassland, often on rocky hillsides or by streams.
Altitude range: (metres) 1650 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and Gauteng, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Possibly in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 2 September 2013
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 225. as Phaenhoffmannia latebracteolata

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Page 180. (Includes a picture).

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 50.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 60 - 62. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Pearsonia grandifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pearsonia grandifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pearsonia grandifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pearsonia grandifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pearsonia grandifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pearsonia grandifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Pearsonia grandifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pearsonia grandifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pearsonia grandifolia
Tropicos: Pearsonia grandifolia
West African Plants database: Pearsonia grandifolia


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: Species information: Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127440, retrieved 26 May 2016

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