Otholobium zeyheri (Harv.) C.H.Stirt.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Otholobium zeyheri (Harv.) C.H.Stirt. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000212367. Accessed on: 25 Nov 2020'

Morphology

A suffruticose, about 3 metres high. Stems slender, ascending, pubescent. Leaves trifoliolate. petiolate, stipulate; petioles up to 1.5 cm long, striate, pubescent; leaflets 0.7-4.2 cm long, 0.4-1.5 cm broad, broadly obovate, mucronulate, villous, becoming glabrescent; a few of the upper leaflets linear to ovate-linear. Stipules adnate to the base of the petiole, up to 1.3 cm long, subulate or lanceolate, acute, hispid, ciliate. Inflorescence terminal, and axillary, spicate. Peduncles 5.5-16 cm long, hirsute. Flowers sub-sessile, each subtended by a bract. Bracts ovate or linear, acute. Calyx-tube 3-4 mm long, 5-6 mm in diameter, with dark and reticulate veins, densely albo-hirsute, lobes albo-hirsute, glabrous on the inner surface; upper and lateral lobes 3-8 mm long, 0.5-1 mm broad, linear-lanceolate; lowest lobe 5-9 mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm broad, reticulately veined, ovate-lanceolate. Vexillum 0.6-1.2 cm long, 5-7 mm broad, obovate, with a channelled claw 0.5-3 mm long; alae 6-9 mm long, 1.5-3 mm broad, with a linear claw 1-4.5 mm long; carina 3-5 mm long, 1-2 mm broad, with a linear claw 4-5 mm long. Ovary glabrous; style 6 mm long, glabrous.

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    Resprouting subshrub to 40 cm. Leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets obcordate-oblanceolate, glabrescent, margins ciliate; stipules ciliate. Flowers crowded on slender, naked peduncles, white and mauve, calyx silky.

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    Habitat

    Fynbos, grasslands, 60-800 m.

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    Distribution

    Jonkershoek to Bredasdorp.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Forbes, HML. 1937. The genus Psoralea Linn. Bothalia 3: 116 - 136.
    • 2 Stirton, CH; Schutte, AL. 2012. Fabaceae: Otholobium C.H.Stirt. 566 - 569. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • A All Rights Reserved
    Fabaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).