Eriosema shirense Baker f.
var. shirense

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Eriosema shirense var. shirense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Eriosema shirense var. shirense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Eriosema shirense var. shirense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Eriosema shirense var. shirense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Eriosema shirense var. shirense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Eriosema shirense var. shirense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Eriosema shirense var. shirense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Eriosema filipendulum Welw. ex Baker f.
Common names: Tsombori (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with 1-few erect stems up to c. 'à cm high growing from a tuberous rootstock. Leaves mostly 3-foliolate. Leaflets elliptic to lanceolate, up to 14 cm long, covered with long spreading hairs, particularly on the margins and veins beneath; petiole 1-10 mm long; stipules leaf-opposed,narrowly oblong to lanceolate; 10-23 mm long. Flowers in upper axillary or pseudo-terminal racemes on a ridged, hairy peduncle 1.2-14 cm long. Calyx with long spreading hairs and yellowish glands. Standard cream-coloured with reddish or brownish veins outside, often more yellow inside; wings yellow, keel greenish. Pods broadly oblong-elliptic, 1-1.3 cm long, covered in long rust-coloured hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: shirense: of the Shire Valley in Southern Malawi, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: Grassland, dry and moist margins of vleis, open Uapaca woodland and mixed Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 690 - 1920 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N
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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.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16. As Eriosema shirense oubanguiense

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 68.

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

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 233 - 234.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 60.

Other sources of information about Eriosema shirense var. shirense:

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Flora of Malawi: Eriosema shirense var. shirense
Flora of Zambia: Eriosema shirense var. shirense
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eriosema shirense var. shirense

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriosema shirense
African Plant Database: Eriosema shirense
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eriosema shirense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eriosema shirense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriosema shirense
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eriosema shirense
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriosema shirense
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eriosema shirense
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eriosema shirense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriosema shirense
Ispot Southern Africa: Eriosema shirense
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriosema shirense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriosema shirense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriosema shirense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eriosema shirense
Tropicos: Eriosema shirense


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Eriosema shirense var. shirense.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132120, retrieved 17 November 2017

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