3906.000 Otoptera DC.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Trailing or climbing herbs or erect subshrubs. Stipules peltate, lanceolate. Leaves glaucous, pinnately 3-foliolate. Flowers 2-4, borne at the apex of axillary peduncles. Calyx with upper pair of lobes joined. Standard circular with 2 basal appendages, auriculate; wings upwardly spurred at the base. Ovary with 5-6 ovules. Style thickened above, the upper part bent through 180 degrees with 2 stigmatic surfaces on the inner side. Pods linear to ± cylindric, 2-valved.

Worldwide: 2 species, one in southern Africa; one in Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Otoptera burchellii

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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: Otoptera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=777, retrieved 30 November 2023

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