Eriosema pauciflorum Klotzsch

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Eriosema pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

Eriosema pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

Eriosema pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

Eriosema pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Eriosema pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Eriosema pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Eriosema andongense Hiern ex Baker f.
Eriosema oblongum Harv.
Common names: Tsombori (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Ascending to suberect pyrophytic herb, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems several, sparsely branched, up to 6 cm long, covered in short pubescence mixed with long spreading hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly oblong, elliptic to obovate, 3-10 cm long, softly velvety and glandular on both surfaces, sometimes with dense grey felt below; venation sunken above and raised below. Flowers in axillary racemes. Standard red outside, yellow inside, sometimes all yellow; keel creamy-yellow. Pods elliptic, c. 2 × 1.2 cm, densely covered in long hairs, short hairs and glands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pauciflorum: few-flowered
Habitat: In grassland, margins of vleis and open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 540 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Ghana to Sudan and South to Angola, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 12 October 2008
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16. As Eriosema pauciflorum pauciflorum

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 231 - 232.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 65.

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


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Flora of Botswana: Eriosema pauciflorum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriosema pauciflorum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Eriosema pauciflorum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriosema pauciflorum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriosema pauciflorum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eriosema pauciflorum
Tropicos: Eriosema pauciflorum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eriosema pauciflorum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132060, retrieved 24 May 2019

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