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Genus: Pearsonia

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 > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

About 13 species, 12 of which are 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.

Pearsonia aristata

Pearsonia bracteata


Pearsonia cajanifolia


Pearsonia callistoma


Pearsonia grandifolia


Pearsonia hirsuta


Pearsonia mesopontica

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Pearsonia metallifera

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Pearsonia obovata


Pearsonia podalyriafolia


Pearsonia sessilifolia

[= Pearsonia mbabanensis]


Pearsonia uniflora



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