3657.010 Pearsonia Dummer


Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves digitately 3-foliolate. Inflorescence a raceme or a solitary flower, terminal or leaf-opposed. Standard yellow or white with purplish markings. Anthers elongate; 4 basifixed, 6 attached a little higher. Style nearly straight or pointed downwards. Pod linear-oblong to elliptic, 1-many-seeded.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cajanifolia (Harv.) Polhill subsp. cryptantha (Baker) PolhillS

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Flora of Mozambique: Pearsonia
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Pearsonia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pearsonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pearsonia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pearsonia
Wikipedia: Pearsonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pearsonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pearsonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pearsonia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=711, retrieved 2 April 2023

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