Eriosema lebrunii Staner & De Craene

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Eriosema lebrunii

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Dam 1, Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park.

Eriosema lebrunii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Dam 1, Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park.

Eriosema lebrunii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Dam 1, Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park.

Eriosema lebrunii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Dam 1, Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park.

Eriosema lebrunii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Dam 1, Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park.

Eriosema lebrunii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Dam 1, Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park.

Eriosema lebrunii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Dam 1, Chelinda Camp, Nyika National Park.

Eriosema lebrunii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Eriosema lebrunii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Eriosema schoutedenianum sensu Hepper in F.W.T.A. volume 1: 559 (1958)
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Decumbent to straggling erect perennial herb, with a weak sparsely branched stem less than 30 cm long, growing from a globose or turnip-shaped tuber 2–3 cm long. Stems slender with a white pubescence and often longer rusty spreading hairs when young. Leaves 1-foliolate, more or less 3-veined from the base, oblong-lanceolate, 2-10 cm long, pubescent above and on the veins beneath and glandular beneath; petiole c. 1–2 mm long; stipules lanceolate, c. 5-17 mm long, hairy, veined. Racemes axillary, 1.5–4 cm long; peduncle 1–2.5 cm long, with appressed and spreading hairs; bracts linear, 8 mm long. Calyx c. 5–7 mm long with long spreading rusty hairs; lobes lanceolate, 2–4 times as long as the tube. Standard greenish-yellow outside, yellow inside, 6–7 mm long, pubescent and glandular in the centre. Pods oblong, 6–7 mm long, with long rusty hairs, minute scaly hairs and scattered glands.
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Habitat: Marshy montane grassland, along roadsides, sometimes in bare clay-like soil.
Altitude range: 1650 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Content last updated: Friday 5 April 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 159.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 220.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Page 239.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 48.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 98.

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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: Species information: Eriosema lebrunii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132020, retrieved 22 July 2019

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