3802.000 Stylosanthes Sw.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stipules persistent, fused to the petiole for most of their length, 2-fid. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate. Inflorescences dense, axillary or terminal with persistent primary and secondary bracts. Flowers ± sessile. Calyx 5-lobed; the lowest longer than the others. Calyx extended basally as a pedicel-like receptacle. Corolla yellow. Stamens all joined together. Ovary 2-3-ovulate. Fruit oblong, flattened, with 1-2 articles, the upper article narrowed into a distinct hooked beak.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical and warm regions of the world.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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guianensis (Aubl.) Sw.

Other sources of information about Stylosanthes:

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Flora of Botswana: Stylosanthes
Flora of Caprivi: Stylosanthes
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Stylosanthes
Flora of Malawi: Stylosanthes
Flora of Mozambique: Stylosanthes
Flora of Zambia: Stylosanthes
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Stylosanthes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stylosanthes
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Stylosanthes

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stylosanthes
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stylosanthes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stylosanthes
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Stylosanthes
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Stylosanthes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stylosanthes
JSTOR Plant Science: Stylosanthes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stylosanthes
Plants of the World Online: Stylosanthes
Tropicos: Stylosanthes
Wikipedia: Stylosanthes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Stylosanthes.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=741, retrieved 18 July 2024

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