3910.030 Decorsea R. Vig.

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

Description of the genus

Perennial twining herbs. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets sometimes lobed. Stipules and stipels present. Flowers borne in 4-10-flowered axillary clusters, usually appearing before the leaves. Calyx 4-5-lobed, the upper pair united into a short rounded or notched lip. Corolla: standard oblate, reflexed; keel incurved through 360 degrees, the beak twisted. Style composed of two parts: a thickened, curved, glabrous upper part and a slender flexible lower part. Pods linear, straight. Seeds oblong, flattened.

Worldwide: 6 species, occurring in Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Decorsea schlechteri

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schlechteri (Harms) Verdc.SDescription, Image

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Decorsea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=783, retrieved 26 April 2019

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