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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Eriosema

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 130 species, occurring in tropical and subtropical regions, with 46 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.

Eriosema acuminatum

Eriosema affine

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Eriosema angustifolium


Eriosema buchananii


Eriosema burkei


Eriosema chrysadenium

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Eriosema cordatum


Eriosema distinctum


Eriosema dregei


Eriosema durnfordensis


Eriosema ellipticifolium


Eriosema ellipticum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Eriosema englerianum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Eriosema fasciculatum


Eriosema gunniae


Eriosema harmsiana


Eriosema kraussianum


Eriosema latifolium


Eriosema lebrunii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Eriosema lucipetum


Eriosema luteopetalum


Eriosema macrostipulum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Eriosema montanum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Eriosema naviculare

Eriosema nutans


Eriosema parviflorum


Eriosema pauciflorum

Eriosema populifolium


Eriosema preptum


Eriosema psoraleoides

Eriosema pumilum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Eriosema ramosum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Eriosema rhodesicum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Eriosema rhynchosioides

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Eriosema rossii


Eriosema rufescens


Eriosema salignum


Eriosema shirense

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Eriosema simulans

Eriosema squarrosum


Eriosema streyi


Eriosema superpositum


Eriosema transvaalense


Eriosema umtamvunense

Eriosema youngii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Eriosema zuluense


Herbivores in southern Africa

Leptoclanis pulchra

Caterpillars have been recorded eating the leaves of Eriosema engleranum

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae (hawkmoths)