Eriosema

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Eriosema
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Eriosema campestre, Brazil
Scientific classification
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Cajaninae
Genus:
Eriosema

(DC.) Desv. 1826
Type species
Eriosema rufum
Species

See text.

Synonyms
  • Eriosema G.Don 1832
  • Euriosma Desv. 1826
  • Pyrrhotrichia Wight & Arn. 1834
  • Rhynchosia sect. Eriosema DC. 1825
Eriosema glaziovii, Brazil

Eriosema is a genus of legume in the family Fabaceae. Accepted species number over 150.[1] They include:

Uses[edit]

Root tubers of Eriosema species have been traditional food for Aborigines of the Northern Territory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed 2014/08/27)
  2. ^ NTFlora Northern Territory Flora online: Flora of the Darwin Region: Fabaceae. Retrieved 10 June 2018