Grona ramosissima (G.Don) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi

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Grona ramosissima

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Yaekela, North bank Congo River, opposite Isangi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise.

Grona ramosissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, North bank Congo River, opposite Isangi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise.

Grona ramosissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, North bank Congo River, opposite Isangi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise.

Grona ramosissima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Yaekela, North bank Congo River, opposite Isangi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise.

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Synonyms: Desmodium mauritianum sensu Baker
Desmodium ramosissimum G. Don
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, slender perennial herb, 0.3-2 m tall. Stems several from a woody base with fine short hairs and longer white hairs or sometimes densely covered with appressed stiff hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate with leaflets narrowly obovate to oblong-elliptic, 0.7-4.8 cm long, hairless above, appressed hairy beneath, reticulate venation visible on both surfaces. Petiole 8-15 mm long. Stipules obliquely lanceolate, 4-15 mm long, hairy, persistent. Inflorescence terminal and axillary, 4.5-20 cm long. Flowers with standard mauve, red or rose-coloured. Fruit 7-25 mm long, of 3-5 articles joined by narrow necks and covered with short hooked hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ramosissimum: much branched
Habitat: In woodland and disturbed areas.
Altitude range: 570 - 1420 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widely distributed in tropical Africa, Mascarene Islands and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: Z
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 30 April 2012
Literature:

Ohashi, H. & Ohashi, K. (2019). Desmodium (Leguminosae Tribe Desmodieae) of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands Journal of Japanese Botany 94(3) Page 137.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 59.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 16.

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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: Species information: Grona ramosissima.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=173890, retrieved 20 January 2021

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