African Plant Database

Eriosema nutans Schinz
Protologue : Bull. Herb. Boissier Ser. II. 8: 629 (1908)
Information on the genus : Eriosema
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eriosema richardii Benth. ex Baker f. (1929)
=Eriosema buchananii f. ellipticum (Staner & De Craene) Staner
=Eriosema richardii f. ellipticum Staner & De Craene (1934)
=Eriosema buchananii var. richardii (Benth. ex Baker f.) Staner
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 0,2-1,8 m tall; branches erect or decumbent, densely covered with ± spreading white to ferruginous hairs, from a thick rootstock.
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Ecology : Grassland; grassland with Acacia etc.; forest edges; seasonal swamps; also a weed; mixed Acacia woodlands; bushland particularly on sandy soils; drier parts of dambos and marshes; chipya; savanna; cultivated ground; fallow land; etc...
  S. Africa, Swaziland.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 48: t.1900 (1984).
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