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:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Requienia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Requienia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Requienia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Requienia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Requienia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Requienia
JSTOR Plant Science: Requienia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Requienia
Plants of the World Online: Requienia
Tropicos: Requienia
Wikipedia: Requienia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Requienia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=727, retrieved 26 May 2024

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