3756.000 Lessertia DC.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves imparipinnate. Stipules small. Inflorescences of pedunculate axillary racemes, rarely solitary and terminal. Calyx of 5 subequal lobes. Standard subcircular; wings clawed, auriculate; keel petals also clawed. Vexillary stamen free. Style with a tuft of hairs below the terminal capitate stigma. Pod oblong or linear, inflated or flat. Seeds reniform.

Worldwide: More than 50 species occurring in Africa, mostly (c.35) from South Africa

Botswana: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
benguellensis BakerN,SWDescription, Image
falciformis DC.SE
macrostachya DC.SW
pauciflora Harv.N

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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: Lessertia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=734, retrieved 21 January 2022

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