Eriosema ellipticifolium Schinz
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc
Distribution: Malolotja, Malandzela, Mbabane
One record in Swaziland by Heath.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Eriosema nanum - Annual shoots produced from woody rootstock. Stems usually less than 10 cm high, occasionally up to 30 cm. Leaf-stalk up to 8 mm long; terminal leaflet oval, up to 5 cm long x 2,2 cm wide, pointed or blunt, thinly downy on both sides, gland-dotted below, veins prominent below; latcral leaflets oblique. Inflorescence with one or few flowers; calyx hairy, teeth up to 7 mm long; corolla yellow, a little longer than calyx, standard more or less downy or glandular, sometimes purple-streaked on back.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.