3718.010 Requienia DC.

Description of the genus

Perennials, woody at the base, with prostrate to erect branches up to 1.5 m high. Young stems variously densely pubescent. Leaves unifoliolate; leaflet suborbicular, to obovate or obcordate, elliptic, sometimes coriaceous with raised venation on upper surface, both surfaces usually pubescent; stipules linear-triangular, pubescent. Flowers in groups of up to c.6 in axils of leaves. Calyx pubescent; petals purple or pinkish; standard broadly spathulate to subpandurate, hairy outside; wings slightly shorter than the standard. Ovary pubescent. Fruit a 1-seeded pod.

Worldwide: 3 species in dry parts of Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pseudosphaerosperma (Schinz) BrummittW
sphaerosperma DC.W

Other sources of information about Requienia:

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Flora of Botswana: Requienia
Flora of Caprivi: Requienia
Flora of Zambia: Requienia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Requienia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=727, retrieved 19 September 2019

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