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Lotus namulensis

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Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Lotus namulensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Lotus namulensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Lotus namulensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Synonyms: Lotus eylesii Baker f.
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Status: Native
Perennial herb with annual stems growing from a woody rootstock. Stems erect or ascending, quadrangular and grooved, up to 40 cm long, usually flowering when much shorter, sometimes covered with long spreading hairs. Leaves with 5 leaflets, rarely 3-4; basal leaflets asymmetrically ovate, apical leaflets narrower, oblanceolate, hairless to sparsely hairy on both surfaces but with long spreading hairs on the midrib and margin. flowers in 4-8-flowered umbels; peduncle 35-110 mm long. Corolla white, often tinged with pink. Pods terete, up to 38 mm, purplish-grey.
Derivation of specific name: namulensis: of Namuli in Mozambique (Zambezia)
Habitat: In (sub)montane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Content last updated: Thursday 29 May 2008

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223.

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 49.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 8 - 9.

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Flora of Malawi: Lotus namulensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lotus namulensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lotus namulensis
African Plant Database: Lotus namulensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lotus namulensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lotus namulensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Lotus namulensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lotus namulensis
Plants of the World Online: Lotus namulensis
Tropicos: Lotus namulensis
Wikipedia: Lotus namulensis

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: Species information: Lotus namulensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128560, retrieved 19 July 2024

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