3703.040 Otholobium C.H. Stirt.

Verdcourt, B. (2000) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6)

Description of the genus

Shrub (in ours). Leaves digitately 3-foliolate (in ours); leaflets entire,oblanceolate, densely gland-dotted; apex mucronate. Inflorescences (in ours), dense, subcapitate, ± terminal. Flowers grouped in triplets, each triplet subtended by a bract. Calyx 5-lobed, the lowest longest. Fruit swollen, indehiscent.

Worldwide: 36 species in eastern and southern Africa and S America

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Otholobium foliosum subsp. foliosum

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foliosum (Oliv.) C.H.Stirt. subsp. foliosum NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Otholobium:

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Flora of Mozambique: Otholobium
Flora of Zambia: Otholobium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Otholobium

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

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: Otholobium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=724, retrieved 22 March 2023

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