3718.020 Ophrestia H.M.L. Forbes

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Climbing or trailing herbs, rarely ± erect. Leaves 1-foliolate (in the species occurring in Zimbabwe), sometimes 3-5-foliolate elsewhere. Flowers borne in axillary false racemes or almost sessile axillary clusters. Calyx 5-lobed; lobes ± equal; upper pair free or joined for up to 2/3rds the length. Standard silky- or bristly-hairy outside. Ovules 2-8. Pods oblong, flattened.

Worldwide: 13 species in the tropics of the Old World

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
radicosa (A. Rich.) Verdc. var. radicosa C
unifoliolata (Baker f.) Verdc.C

Other sources of information about Ophrestia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: Ophrestia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ophrestia

External websites:

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

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: Ophrestia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=728, retrieved 1 October 2023

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