3732.000 Bolusia Benth.

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

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs (in ours). Leaves digitately 3-foliolate.Inflorescences short leaf-opposed racemes. Stipules dentate. Flowers yellow to cream, sometimes flushed with purple. Calyx 5-lobed. Keel petals helically coiled. Style glabrous, also helically coiled. Pods glabrous, inflated.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical Africa south of the Equator

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amboensis (Schinz) HarmsDescription, Image
resupinata Milne-Redh.C

Other sources of information about Bolusia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Bolusia
Flora of Caprivi: Bolusia
Flora of Zambia: Bolusia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bolusia

External websites:

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

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: Bolusia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=732, retrieved 30 November 2023

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