African Plant Database

Rhynchosia densiflora (Roth) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 386 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Rhynchosia
Basionym : Glycine densiflora Roth
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Glycine densiflora Roth (1821)
Taxon infra-specific
Rhynchosia densiflora subsp. chrysadenia (Taub.) Verdc. (1971)
Rhynchosia densiflora subsp. stuhlmannii (Harms) Verdc. (1971)
Rhynchosia densiflora subsp. debilis (G. Don) Verdc. (1971)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing, procumbent or ascending perennial herb 0,3-3 m long; stems mostly slender, ridged, shortly pubescent to densely grey hairy and glandular.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Forest edges; stream-sides; grassland; thickets; edges of cultivated fields; grassland with scattered trees; rocky outcrops; limestone hill bases; copper outcrops; rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum suaveolens, etc...
  Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, S. Africa; - India (Madras), Sri Lanka, Burma (subsp. densiflora).
  Comprises 3 subspp. in our area : [see more in the book]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:244 (2012)
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°128931 modified 2009-06-17
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