Pearsonia grandifolia (Bolus) Polhill
subsp. latibracteolata (Dummer) Polhill

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Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Phaenhoffmannia latebracteolata (Dummer) J.B. Gillett
Pleiospora latebracteolata Dummer
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Uncertain
Description:
Perennial herb with prostrate stems up to 50 cm long, growing from a strong taproot. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to obovate, 3.5-7 cm long long, densely hairy, lateral veins conspicuous; margin entire; petiole 0.3-1.5 cm long, rarely longer. Inflorescences lax to fairly dense pedunculate racemes at the ends of branches, 5-15 cm long. Flowers whitish or cream with a purple centre. Pods up to 17 mm cm long, oblong, pointed, rather densely hairy.
Notes: Although apparently not yet recorded from Mozambique, the species has been recorded from the Zimbabwe side od Mt Peza in the Chimanimani Mts. It is therefore likely to occur in Mozambique as well.
Derivation of specific name: grandifolia: with large leaves;
latibracteolata: with broad bracteoles
Habitat: In montane grassland, often on rocky hillsides or by streams.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and Gauteng, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Possibly in Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS?
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 225. as Phaenhoffmannia latebracteolata

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Page 180. (Includes a picture).

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 50.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 60 - 62. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 94.

Other sources of information about Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pearsonia grandifolia
African Plant Database: Pearsonia grandifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pearsonia grandifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pearsonia grandifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pearsonia grandifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pearsonia grandifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pearsonia grandifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pearsonia grandifolia
iNaturalist: Pearsonia grandifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pearsonia grandifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pearsonia grandifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pearsonia grandifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pearsonia grandifolia
Plants of the World Online: Pearsonia grandifolia
Tropicos: Pearsonia grandifolia
Wikipedia: Pearsonia grandifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pearsonia grandifolia subsp. latibracteolata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127440, retrieved 31 October 2020

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