Pantanal plant 27 (Centrosema)

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach.

I was unable to find a plant with fresh flowers. Apparently this species was at the very end of its flowering season. I found it on the very fringes of the thickets surrounding the forested islands, as wells as alongside the many dirt roads of Pousada Xaraés.

The flowers resembles Centrosema brasilianum, but when you look at the leaves they are quite different – hairy versus leathery leaves, for one.

Please help me identify it – leave a comment!

Pantanal plant 27 (Centrosema)

Last Updated on 1 April, 2023 by morten

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