African Plant Database

Eriosema pumilum Verdc.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 25(1): 136 (1971)
Information on the genus : Eriosema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eriosema pumilum Verdc. var. pumilum (1971)
Taxon infra-specific
Eriosema pumilum var. lanceolatum Verdc. (1971)
Eriosema pumilum Verdc. var. pumilum (1971)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or decumbent perennial herb with 1-several, usally unbranched stems 3-15 cm tall, from a round or turnip-shaped tuber 1-2,5 cm long and 0,5-2,2 cm wide; stems leafy, somewhat zigzag, slender, pubescent with appressed or spreading white hairs.
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland on decomposed rock; fireswept eroded hillside, usually amongst quartz pebbles; bushland; shallow soil near rock outcrop; verge of road in sandy red soil; roadside in Brachystegia, Uapaca woodland on red soil; Brachystegia, etc..
  Comprises 2 vars.
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carte afrique num 177113
Record n°177113
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