3717.010 Ptycholobium Harms

Description of the genus

Undershrubs. Leaves digitately 3-foliolate, sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate. Flowers in groups of 2-4 in the leaf axils. Calyx with 5 subequal teeth. Petals bluish or purplish; standard hairy outside. Ovary pubescent. Pods thin-walled, contorted and indehiscent.

Worldwide: 3 species occurring in dry parts of Africa and SW Asia.

Botswana: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
biflorum (E. Mey.) Brummitt subsp. angolense (Baker) BrummittSW
biflorum (E. Mey.) Brummitt subsp. biflorum SW
contortum (N.E. Br.) BrummittN,SW,SEDescription, Image
plicatum (Oliv.) Harms subsp. plicatum

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Flora of Mozambique: Ptycholobium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ptycholobium

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

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: Ptycholobium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=725, retrieved 21 January 2022

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