Platysepalum Welw. ex Baker

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3)

Description of the genus

Small trees, shrubs or lianes. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets in 2 or more pairs, opposite, stipellate; stipules very small, falling early. Inflorescences paniculate, axillary, the branches pseudoracemose, many-flowered; bracteoles large, oblong, sometimes persistent. Calyx tube campanulate; upper pair of teeth joined to form a very broad emarginate hood as large as the standard; lower 3 teeth narrowly lanceolate. Standard oblate and emarginate to obcordate, shortly clawed, glabrous. Ovary sessile, pubescent, 5–7-ovuled. Fruit pod, dehiscent, woody, compressed, 3–5-seeded. Seeds, discoid or compressed-oblong.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Platysepalum., retrieved 2 December 2021

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