Genus: Eriosema (DC.) Desv.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Cajaninae
Alternate family(ies): Papilionaceae
Genus number: 4410
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 28 (8 active, 8 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III), although formerly against the heterotypic synonym Euriosma Desv., this now is treated as a correctable orthographic variant

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 2005. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 56. (Taxon) 54:528.
  • Fortunato, R. et al. 2002. (1566) Proposal to change the authorship of Eriosema, nom. cons. (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) and to delete Euriosma Desv., nom. rej.. (Taxon) 51:817-818.
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. Legumes of the world. (Leg World) 411.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Eriosema
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 19 March 2019.