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Genus: Argyrolobium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

About 70 species, native to Africa, and from southern Europe to India. Forty-nine species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Argyrolobium aciculare


Argyrolobium amplexicaule


Argyrolobium angustissimum


Argyrolobium argenteum

[= Crotalaria argentea]


Argyrolobium ascendens


Argyrolobium baptisioides


Argyrolobium barbatum


Argyrolobium campicola


Argyrolobium candicans


Argyrolobium collinum


Argyrolobium crassifolium


Argyrolobium crinitum


Argyrolobium eylesii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Argyrolobium filiforme


Argyrolobium frutescens


Argyrolobium harmsianum


Argyrolobium harveyanum


Argyrolobium humile


Argyrolobium incanum


Argyrolobium longifolium


Argyrolobium lotoides


Argyrolobium lunare


Argyrolobium marginatum


Argyrolobium megarrhizum


Argyrolobium molle


Argyrolobium muddii


Argyrolobium nanum


Argyrolobium nigrescens


Argyrolobium parviflorum


Argyrolobium pauciflorum


Argyrolobium petiolare


Argyrolobium polyphyllum


Argyrolobium pseudotuberosum


Argyrolobium pumilum


Argyrolobium rarum


Argyrolobium robustum


Argyrolobium rotundifolium


Argyrolobium rupestre

Argyrolobium sankeyi


Argyrolobium sericosemium


Argyrolobium speciosum


Argyrolobium splendens


Argyrolobium stipulaceum


Argyrolobium tomentosum

Argyrolobium transvaalense

Argyrolobium trifoliatum


Argyrolobium tuberosum

Argyrolobium velutinum


Argyrolobium wilmsii


  • Da Costa, E.M.E.F., Pardo, C. & Cubas, P. 1995. Pollen morphology in Argyrolobium Eckl. & Zeyh. (Genisteae, Papilionoideae, Leguminosae) from Angola and Mozambique Second Symposium on African Palynology: 229–239.

  • Edwards, T.J. 1993. A new species of Argyrolobium (Crotalarieae, Fabaceae) from the eastern Cape, and A. campicola clarified. South African Journal of Botany 59: 296–299.

  • Edwards, T.J. 1993. Notes on the genus Argyrolobium (Crotalarieae), including a new species from southern Africa. Bothalia 23: 76–79.

  • Edwards, T.J. 1994. Notes on the genus Argyrolobium (Crotalarieae, Leguminosae), including a new species from southern Africa. South African Journal of Botany 60: 39–43.

  • Edwards, T.J. 1996. Rare or extinct species of Argyrolobium. Bothalia 26: 42–46.

  • Edwards, T.J. 1997. Notes on Argyrolobium in South Africa, A. robustum. South African Journal of Botany 63: 271–276.

  • Goldblatt, P. & Dahlgren, R. 1981. A note on the rediscovery of Argyrolobium involucratum (Thunb.) Harv. and the generic borderline between Argyrolobium and Melolobium (Fabaceae–Crotalarieae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 68: 558–561.

  • Stirton, C.H. 1984. A new species of Argyrolobium (Fabaceae) from the southern Cape. Journal of South African Botany 50: 443–448.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. 1987. Taxonomic notes on Argyrolobium variopile, and the status of Lotononis magnistipulata. South African Journal of Botany 53: 395–397.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. 1992. The identity of Argyrolobium obsoletum and the correct names for some species of Polhillia (Crotalarieae). Bothalia 22: 42–43.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & Schutte, A.-L. 1989. Taxonomic relationships amongst some genera of Leguminosae tribe Crotalarieae and Argyrolobium (Genisteae). Kew Bulletin 44: 397–423.

  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & Verdoorn, G.H. 1989. Major alkaloids of the genus Argyrolobium. South African Journal of Botany 55: 196–198.