African Plant Database

Tephrosia polysperma Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 113 (1871)
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Tephrosia nana Kotschy ex Schweinf. (- fide Fl. Trop. E. Africa)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tephrosia nana Kotschy ex Schweinf.
=Tephrosia barbigera Welw. ex Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, erect with stems slender, angular, rib-striate, clothed with close or spreading-yellowish pubescence 0,60-0,90 m tall.
Ecology : Margins of mountain forests; old garden near fresh-water lake; basaltic rocks, savanna; (215-800) 1220-1830 m alt.
  S.Africa, Swaziland, Botswana.
  Comprises 2 groups (see Brummitt l.c. for details). A taxonomic revision of the whole taxon needed. Var. longidens H. M. L. Forbes reported from S. Africa.
  Confused with T.purpurea.
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Record n°128013
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