Eriosema chrysadenium Taub.
var. chrysadenium

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Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam, Penhalonga

Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam, Penhalonga

Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam, Penhalonga

Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam, Penhalonga

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, 7 to 40 cm, growing from a woody rootstock, or a series of small tubers. Stems covered in short hairs, mixed with longer glandular hairs. Leaves 1-foliolate, more or less broadly ovate to almost round, more or less velvety on both surfaces, many of the hairs yellowish and glandular based, venation prominent below, often reddish-brown. Flowers in terminal and axillary racemes on a long, glandular hairy peduncle. Standard dark blackish purple-brown outside, creamy-pink with darker reddish-purple lines inside; keel creamy, sometimes tipped with red. Pods c. 1.2 × 9 mm, obliquely oblong, covered in short and long hairs and sparse glands.
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Habitat: In grassland
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 17 January 2007
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 159.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 220. As: Eriosema chrysadenium

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 236 - 238.


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Flora of Malawi: Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium
Flora of Mozambique: Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium
Flora of Zambia: Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium

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African Plant Database: Eriosema chrysadenium
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eriosema chrysadenium
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eriosema chrysadenium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriosema chrysadenium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eriosema chrysadenium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriosema chrysadenium
Ispot Southern Africa : Eriosema chrysadenium
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriosema chrysadenium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriosema chrysadenium
Tropicos: Eriosema chrysadenium
West African Plants database: Eriosema chrysadenium


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: Eriosema chrysadenium var. chrysadenium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131980, retrieved 29 September 2016

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