Nesphostylis Verdc.

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

Verdcourt, B. (2000) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6)

Description of the genus

Perennial climbing herb. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipules small, striate; stipels present. Inflorescences axillary; flowers solitary. Calyx 5-lobed, upper lobes connate; corolla large, blue or pale purple; standard glabrous, auriculate and with appendages at the base. Ovary linear, many-ovuled. Fruit pods linear, compressed, many-seeded. Seeds oblong, with a well developed aril.

Worldwide: Three species one in Africa, one in India and one in Burma.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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holosericea (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc.Z

Other sources of information about Nesphostylis:

External websites:

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

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: Nesphostylis., retrieved 2 December 2021

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