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

Other sources of information about Ptycholobium:

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Flora of Mozambique: Ptycholobium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ptycholobium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ptycholobium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ptycholobium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ptycholobium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ptycholobium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ptycholobium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ptycholobium
JSTOR Plant Science: Ptycholobium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ptycholobium
Plants of the World Online: Ptycholobium
Tropicos: Ptycholobium
Wikipedia: Ptycholobium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Ptycholobium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=725, retrieved 22 September 2023

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