Alysicarpus zeyheri Harv.

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Alysicarpus zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Alysicarpus zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Alysicarpus zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Harare to Shamva Road, Msana CL

Alysicarpus zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Harare to Shamva Road, Msana CL

Alysicarpus zeyheri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Harare to Shamva Road, Msana CL

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect, somewhat spreading perennial herb, up to 1.2 m. Leaves simple, near linear to elliptic, apex mucronate, finely hairy with longer hairs on the undersurface. Inflorescences terminal, flowers purple with lighter, salmon-pink standard; calyx lobes pubescent and ciliate. Fruit 7-15 mm long, well exserted from the calyx, constricted between the seeds, surface fairly smooth with very obscure transverse ridges, mostly velvety.
Derivation of specific name: zeyheri: named after Carl Zeyher, 1799 - 1858, a German naturalist
Habitat: A species of open woodland and grassland, often on burnt ground or in damp sandy soil.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1540 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216.

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 46.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 57.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 40. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Alysicarpus zeyheri., retrieved 28 June 2017

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