Eriosema montanum Baker f.

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Eriosema montanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Muqueche River, Road to Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue.

Eriosema montanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Muqueche River, Road to Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue.

Eriosema montanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Muqueche River, Road to Mt Namuli, Serra de Gurue.

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial shrubby herb, up to 2 m tall. Branches pubescent to densely shaggy with rusty hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate, obovate-elliptic or elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 2–13 cm long, usually pointed at the apex, softly velvety and with orange glands on both surfaces; venation sometimes raised beneath; petiole 1–3.4.5 cm long; petiolules 1–4 mm long; stipules lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, up to 2.5 cm long, hairy outside. Racemes with flowering part 2–7 cm long; peduncle (0.5)4–18(21) cm long, ferruginous hairy; pedicels c. 1–1.5 mm long; bracts soon falling, 0.7–1.4 cm long, linear, pilose. Calyx pubescent with appressed or spreading hairs, 4.5–5.5 mm long; lobes triangular, shorter than or about equalling the tube. Standard yellow, flushed or veined with red or purple-brown, obovate, 6.5–13 mm long, with orange-yellow glands; wings yellow; keel greenish-yellow or white sometimes tipped with brown, glandular. Pods elliptic to oblong, 1–1.7 cm long, covered with long ferruginous hairs and also an undercover of fine pubescence and glands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: montanum: of mountainous areas (montane)
Habitat: Along forest margins and in bracken scrub, by dambos, and grassland by lakes.
Altitude range: (metres) 960 - 2290 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to Ethiopia, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia Zimbabwe and Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Thursday 13 September 2018
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 159.

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 68.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 220.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 225 - 226.

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 48.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 60.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 99.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.


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Flora of Malawi: Eriosema montanum
Flora of Mozambique: Eriosema montanum
Flora of Zambia: Eriosema montanum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriosema montanum
African Plant Database: Eriosema montanum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eriosema montanum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eriosema montanum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriosema montanum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eriosema montanum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriosema montanum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eriosema montanum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eriosema montanum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriosema montanum
Ispot Southern Africa: Eriosema montanum
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriosema montanum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriosema montanum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriosema montanum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eriosema montanum
Tropicos: Eriosema montanum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eriosema montanum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132040, retrieved 16 November 2018

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