3910.030 Decorsea R. Vig.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Perennial twining herbs. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets sometimes lobed. Stipules and stipels present. Flowers borne in 4-10-flowered axillary clusters, usually appearing before the leaves. Calyx 4-5-lobed, the upper pair united into a short rounded or notched lip. Corolla: standard oblate, reflexed; keel incurved through 360 degrees, the beak twisted. Style composed of two parts: a thickened, curved, glabrous upper part and a slender flexible lower part. Pods linear, straight. Seeds oblong, flattened.

Worldwide: 6 species, occurring in Africa and Madagascar

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Decorsea schlechteri

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
schlechteri (Harms) Verdc.SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Decorsea:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Decorsea
Flora of Mozambique: Decorsea
Flora of Zambia: Decorsea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Decorsea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Decorsea.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=783, retrieved 18 July 2024

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