3756.000 Lessertia DC.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves imparipinnate. Stipules small. Inflorescences of pedunculate axillary racemes, rarely solitary and terminal. Calyx of 5 subequal lobes. Standard subcircular; wings clawed, auriculate; keel petals also clawed. Vexillary stamen free. Style with a tuft of hairs below the terminal capitate stigma. Pod oblong or linear, inflated or flat. Seeds reniform.

Worldwide: More than 50 species occurring in Africa, mostly (c.35) from South Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
benguellensis BakerWDescription, Image
falciformis DC.W
pauciflora Harv.?
perennans (Jacq.) DC.E

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Flora of Botswana: Lessertia
Flora of Caprivi: Lessertia
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lessertia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lessertia
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iNaturalist: Lessertia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lessertia
JSTOR Plant Science: Lessertia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lessertia
Plants of the World Online: Lessertia
Tropicos: Lessertia
Wikipedia: Lessertia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lessertia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=734, retrieved 30 May 2023

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