African Plant Database

Pearsonia cajanifolia subsp. cryptantha (Baker) Polhill
Information on the genus : Pearsonia
Basionym : Eriosema cryptanthum Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pleiospora cryptantha (Baker) Baker
 Phaenohoffmannia cajanifolia subsp. cryptantha (Baker) J.B. Gillett
 Eriosema cryptanthum Baker (1897)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pleiospora bolusii Dummer (1913)
=Pleiospora buchananii Harms (1915)
=Pleiospora holosericea Schinz (1899)
=Pleiospora macrophylla Dummer (1913)
=Pleiospora paniculata Bolus ex Dummer (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial plant with several erect well-branched pubescent to tomentose stems (0,2-)0,4-0,7(-1,5) m tall from a deep taproot; undersurface of leaflets densely silky-hairy; stipules present; flowers yellow, ± in heads; pod 2-seeded.
Ecology : Submontane grassland, often on rocky hillsides in higher altitude miombo or Uapaca woodland; 1350-2100 m alt.
  NE S. Africa.
  Comprises 2 subspp. [see more in the book]
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Record n°62266
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