Grona barbata (L.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi
var. argyrea (Welw. ex Baker) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi

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Grona barbata var. argyrea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam nr dam wall

Grona barbata var. argyrea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam nr dam wall

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Synonyms: Desmodium barbatum (L.) Benth. subsp. dimorphum (Welw. ex Baker) Laundon
Desmodium barbatum (L.) Benth. var. dimorphum (Welw. ex Baker) B.G. Schub.
Desmodium dimorphum Welw. ex Baker
Desmodium dimorphum Welw. ex Baker var. argyreum Welw. ex Baker
Common names: Chinzungunzungu (Shona) Hazviere (Shona) Zanzi (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or procumbent perennial herb. Leaves simple or 3-foliolate, often on the same plant. Leaflets elliptic-oblong to ovate. All parts densely hairy. Inflorescences terminal and axillary. Flowers deflexed on long pedicels, blue to mauve, often with darker purple spots inside. Fruits in 3-6 articles; margin straight on one side, curved on the other.
Notes: The distinction between var. dimorphum and var. argyrea is no longer recognized. All material in the region is now considered as var. argyrea.
Derivation of specific name: barbata: with tufts of hairs, bearded
Habitat: In grassland, woodland, in sandy soil along roadsides, and in old cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 157. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13. as Desmodium barbatum var. argyreum

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 67. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum and var. argyreum

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 47. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum and var. argyreum

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 59. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum, var. argyreum and var. procumbens

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 64. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 97 - 98. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 23 - 24. as Desmodium barbatum var. dimorphum and var. argyreum


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Flora of Botswana: Grona barbata var. argyrea
Flora of Malawi: Grona barbata var. argyrea
Flora of Mozambique: Grona barbata var. argyrea
Flora of Zambia: Grona barbata var. argyrea

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Grona barbata var. argyrea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130790, retrieved 23 September 2021

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