3802.000 Stylosanthes Sw.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stipules persistent, fused to the petiole for most of their length, 2-fid. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate. Inflorescences dense, axillary or terminal with persistent primary and secondary bracts. Flowers ± sessile. Calyx 5-lobed; the lowest longer than the others. Calyx extended basally as a pedicel-like receptacle. Corolla yellow. Stamens all joined together. Ovary 2-3-ovulate. Fruit oblong, flattened, with 1-2 articles, the upper article narrowed into a distinct hooked beak.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical and warm regions of the world.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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Other sources of information about Stylosanthes:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Stylosanthes
Flora of Caprivi: Stylosanthes
Flora of Mozambique: Stylosanthes
Flora of Zambia: Stylosanthes
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Stylosanthes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stylosanthes

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Stylosanthes
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stylosanthes
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Stylosanthes
Wikipedia: Stylosanthes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stylosanthes
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stylosanthes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Stylosanthes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=741, retrieved 21 September 2021

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