Otholobium foliosum (Oliv.) C.H. Stirt.
subsp. gazense (Baker f.) Verdc.

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Otholobium foliosum subsp. gazense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

Otholobium foliosum subsp. gazense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Psoralea foliosa Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency: Common in the wetter parts of the E Highlands; one isolated record from the C Division.
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, 1-3 m tall. Branchlets densely pubescent. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate to oblanceolate, up to 3.5 cm long, rounded to notched at the apex with a small recurved mucronate tip, densely gland-dotted on both surfaces; margin entire. Flowers in dense axillary and sub-terminal heads; standard white to pale mauve-blue with a darker purple centre or purple veining; keel purple with yellow glands at the tip. Pod up to 7 × 4 mm, papery, minutely velvety.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: foliosum: leafy
Habitat: At the edges of evergreen forest and montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 11 October 2008
Literature:

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245. As Psoralea foliosa

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 46 - 48. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Otholobium foliosum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Otholobium foliosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Otholobium foliosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otholobium foliosum
Ispot Southern Africa : Otholobium foliosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Otholobium foliosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Otholobium foliosum
Tropicos: Otholobium foliosum
West African Plants database: Otholobium foliosum


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: Otholobium foliosum subsp. gazense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129540, retrieved 1 September 2016

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