3657.010 Pearsonia Dummer


Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves digitately 3-foliolate. Inflorescence a raceme or a solitary flower, terminal or leaf-opposed. Standard yellow or white with purplish markings. Anthers elongate; 4 basifixed, 6 attached a little higher. Style nearly straight or pointed downwards. Pod linear-oblong to elliptic, 1-many-seeded.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
grandifolia (Bolus) Polhill subsp. latibracteolata (Dummer) PolhillMS?Description, Image
mesopontica Polhill[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
sessilifolia (Harv.) Dummer subsp. sessilifolia MS
uniflora (Kensit) PolhillM

Other sources of information about Pearsonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Pearsonia
Flora of Zambia: Pearsonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pearsonia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pearsonia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pearsonia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pearsonia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pearsonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pearsonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pearsonia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pearsonia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pearsonia
Plants of the World Online: Pearsonia
Tropicos: Pearsonia
Wikipedia: Pearsonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pearsonia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=711, retrieved 22 April 2024

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