Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Pearsonia metallifera Wild

This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian grassland
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

[FZ]

Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

Morphology General Habit
Bushy perennial herb 0.35–1 m tall, with a strong taproot or woody rootstock, silvery tomentose throughout (except corolla).
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 1.5–3 × 0.7–1.5 cm, elliptic-obovate to obovate or oblanceolate, obtuse or rounded to a small apiculum; petioles mostly 0.4–1.2(1.4) cm long; stipules lacking.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow, (1)2–6(8), clustered at branch-ends, sometimes on very reduced lateral branches and appearing axillary; bracts 3–4 mm long, elliptic; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long; bracteoles 3–5 mm long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1.1–1.4 cm long; lobes 1.2–2 times as long as the tube, attenuate-triangular, ± acuminate, with the lateral and upper sinuses progressively a little higher than the lower sinus.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard 1.4–1.8 cm long, elliptic, pubescent outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens all joined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 16–20-ovulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 1.6–1.8 × 0.35–0.45 cm, narrowly oblong-pointed, densely sericeous-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Pearsonia metallifera Wild appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Wild, H. [5610], Zimbabwe K000413641 isotype Yes

First published in Kirkia 5: 76 (1965)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-List: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Polhill, R. M. (1974). Kew Bull. 29:383-410. A revison of Pearsonia (Leg.-Papil.).

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0