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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Phaseoleae
Subtribus: Phaseolinae
Genus: Nesphostylis
Species: N. holosericea – N. lanceolata

Nesphostylis Verdc. Kew Bull. 24: 296. (1970)

Type species: Nesphostylis holosericea (Welw. ex Baker) Verdc. Kew Bulletin 24(2): 296. (1970)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Tropical Africa
Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo
Continental: Asia tropical
Regional: Southeastern Asia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Verdcourt, B. 1970. Kew Bulletin 24: 296.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Nesphostylis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Nesphostylis. Published online. Accessed: May 20 2021. 2021. Nesphostylis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 May 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Nesphostylis. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 May 20. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Nesphostylis. Accessed: 20 May 2021.

Vernacular names

Nesphostylis is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae.

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