African Plant Database

Eriosema shirense Baker f.
Information on the genus : Eriosema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eriosema shirense Baker f. var. shirense
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriosema filipendulum var. prostratum Torre (1965)
=Eriosema filipendulum Welw. ex Baker (1895)
=Eriosema shirense var. longibracteatum Hauman
Taxon infra-specific
Eriosema shirense var. oubanguiense Staner & De Craene
Eriosema shirense Baker f. var. shirense
Eriosema shirense var. pawekiae Verdc. (2001)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with 1-few erect unbranched or sparsely branched stems 8-35(-50) cm tall, either short and condensed and very leafy or more elongated; rootstock a globose or ovoid tuber, 1,5-4 x 1-2,5 cm;
Ecology : Grassland; Brachystegia, Uapaca and other deciduous woodlands on poor soil; wooded-grassland and savanna; grassy savanna; dry and moist dambo edges; swampy grassland; Protea scrub; dry thickets; roadsides; 540-2240 m alt.
  Comprises 3 vars.: - Var. shirense; - var. oubanguiense Staner & De Craene (syn.: E. aff. shirense sensu Tisserant, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Sér. 2, 2: 315, 1930, non Bak. f.); - var. pawekiae Verdc. in Fl. Zambes. 3/5: 234, 2001.
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carte afrique num 177120
Record n°177120
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