Pomaria burchellii (DC.) B.B. Simpson & G.P. Lewis
subsp. burchellii

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Pomaria burchellii subsp. burchellii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Pomaria burchellii subsp. burchellii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Pomaria burchellii subsp. burchellii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Pomaria burchellii subsp. burchellii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Pomaria burchellii subsp. burchellii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Pomaria burchellii subsp. burchellii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

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Synonyms: Caesalpinia burchellii Spreng.
Hoffmannseggia burchellii (DC.) Oliv.
Melanosticta burchellii DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shortly erect,or decumbent-ascending, shrubby herb with stems up to 45 cm long, growing from a woody rootstock, often with fusiform tubers up to 15 cm long. Most part covered in conspicuous plumose setae up to 2 mm long and with dark glands present. Leaves bipinnate mostly with 1-2 pairs of pinnae and a much longer terminal pinna; leaflets 2-6 pairs on lateral pinnae and 4-12 pairs on terminal pinna, usually oblong or oblong-elliptic, 4-11mm long. Inflorescence up to 12.5 cm long including peduncle. Calyx with lowest lobe often frilled at the apex. Petals,red, orange, salmon pink or purple. Pods obliquely oblong, 1-8-3.2 cm long, straight or slightly curved, densely covered in plumose setae, 3-4-seeded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: burchellii: after William John Burchell (1781-1863), botanical collector, painter, writer, gardener, entomologist, early explorer and naturalist in South Africa.
Habitat: On Kalahari sand in mixed woodland, wooded grassland and in dry riverbeds.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Northern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 6 February 2016
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 184 - 185. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213. as Hoffmanseggia burchellii

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 44. as Hoffmannseggia burchellii subsp. burchellii

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 67. as Hoffmannseggia burchellii burchellii


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pomaria burchellii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pomaria burchellii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pomaria burchellii subsp. burchellii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127200, retrieved 20 November 2017

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