African Plant Database

Eriosema burkei Benth. ex Harv.
Protologue : Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 2: 260 (1862)
Information on the genus : Eriosema
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eriosema burkei Benth. ex Harv. var. burkei (1862)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriosema burkei var. leucanthum (Welw. ex Baker f.) Hauman
=Eriosema leucanthum Welw. ex Baker f. (1895)
Taxon infra-specific
Eriosema burkei Benth. ex Harv. var. burkei (1862)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect pyrophytic perennial herb, with several to many sparsely branched or unbranched stems from a large napiform woody rootstock 10-20x1,7-3 cm containing red dye; stems of 3-6 internodes, somewhat flattened, 7-75 cm tall, densely ferruginous pubescent.
Ecology : Seasonally burnt grassland; grassland with scattered trees; open Brachystegia woodland; dry dambos; sandy places; hilly almost bushy situations; herb-grown mixed thickets; ± 1200-1825 m alt.
  S. Africa.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - [see more in the book]
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