Erythrostemon Klotzsch

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or perennial herbs, unarmed. Leaves bipinnate, generally with a terminal pinna, the pinnae opposite; leaflets opposite or elsewhere sometimes alternate; Stipules. Flowers in terminal and leaf-opposed racemes; pedicels articulated or not; sepals 5, imbricate, the lowest larger and curving up to overlap the other 4; petals 5, subequal except the innermost. Ovary sessile. Fruit pod straight or curved, elastically dehiscent, with stalked, swollen headed glands. Seeds laterally compressed, often with fracture lines.

Worldwide: 12 species in southern USA to Chile.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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gilliesii Klotzsch

Other sources of information about Erythrostemon:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Erythrostemon
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Erythrostemon

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Erythrostemon., retrieved 27 September 2022

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