Platysepalum Welw. ex Baker

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and 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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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 March 2021

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