African Plant Database

Eriosema pauciflorum Klotzsch
Protologue : Naturw. Reise Mossambique [Peters] (6) 1: 31 (1861) 
Information on the genus : Eriosema
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eriosema pauciflorum Klotzsch var. pauciflorum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriosema oblongum Benth. ex Harv. (1862)
=Eriosema andongense Hiern ex Baker f.
=Eriosema hereroense Schinz (1908)
Taxon infra-specific
Eriosema pauciflorum Klotzsch var. pauciflorum
Eriosema pauciflorum var. robustum Verdc.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate, ascending or suberect pyrophytic herb, with several to many unbranched or sparsely branched stems 10-45 cm long, from a woody rootstock; stems with dense covering of short pubescence and longer ferruginous rather bristly hairs.
Ecology : Seasonally burnt grassland; Brachystegia and Acacia woodland; coastal dry forest; roadsides; cultivations; dambo edges; open plains in Kalahari sand woodland; Baikiaea scrub etc.; hardpans; wooded grassland; 50-1750 m alt.
  Botswana, S. Africa.
  Comprises 2 vars.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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