Eriosema macrostipulum Baker f.
var. macrostipulum

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Eriosema macrostipulum var. macrostipulum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Eriosema macrostipulum var. macrostipulum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Eriosema macrostipulum var. macrostipulum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Eriosema macrostipulum var. macrostipulum

Photo: Bart Wursten
C. 4 km east of Madziwa Mine

Eriosema macrostipulum var. macrostipulum

Photo: Bart Wursten
C. 4 km east of Madziwa Mine

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Synonyms: Eriosema erectum Baker f.
Eriosema sousae M.A. Exell
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, up to 60 cm tall, growing from a woody rootstock with lateral tubers. Branches shortly pubescent and with a few longer hairs. Leaves usually 3-foliolate. Leaflets ovate, elliptic to linear-lanceolate, up to 21 cm long but usually shorter, sparsely pubescent above, more densely so and paler beneath, densely covered with orange-red glands on both surfaces; petiole 0.7-4.5 cm long; stipules quite-leaf-like, lanceolate, sickle-shaped, 10-21 mm long, green. Flowers in dense terminal racemes, up to 8 cm long on a pubescent peduncle 1-6 cm long. Standard and keel greenish-yellow, densely covered with orange-red glands; wings brighter yellow, glandular. Pods elliptic-oblong, 10-12 mm long, covered in long whitish or rust-coloured hairs and also finely pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrostipulum: with large stipules
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland, mixed miombo woodland, tall grassland and in abandoned cultivations.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mali, Nigeria, CAR, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 25 August 2013
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 68.

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

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 227 - 228.

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 48.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 60.


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


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 macrostipulum var. macrostipulum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132030, retrieved 30 June 2016

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