Bolusia amboensis (Schinz) Harms

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Bolusia amboensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Bolusia amboensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Bolusia rhodesiana Corbishley
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common in the C division
Status: Native
Erect or procumbent perennial herb with trifoliolate leaves. Inflorescences opposite the leaves or terminal, 1 to 4 flowers. Flowers cream to yellow, occasionally marked with purple, markedly asymmetrical with keel petals and ovary coiled.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A species of open grassland and woodland often near lakes or rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1540 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: DRC south to Angola, Namibia and the FZ area
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 217. as Bolusia rhodesiana

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 46.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 229 - 231. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 62. as Bolusia rhodesiana

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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: Species information: Bolusia amboensis., retrieved 19 April 2024

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