African Plant Database


Tephrosia elongata E. Mey.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Comm. Pl. Afr. Austr. 111 (1836) 
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tephrosia elongata E. Mey. var. elongata (1836)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tephrosia sambesiaca Taub. (1896)
=Tephrosia coriaceae Benth.
=Tephrosia dissitiflora Baker (1897)
=Tephrosia elongata var. glabra Sond.
=Tephrosia elongata var. pubescens Harv.
=Tephrosia ensifolia Harv.
=Tephrosia elongata var. pubescentem auct. Brummit (no taxonomic value)
=Tephrosia zambesiaca Taub.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Tephrosia elongata E. Mey. var. elongata (1836)
Tephrosia elongata var. lasiocaulos Brummitt
Tephrosia elongata var. tzaneenensis (H. M. L. Forbes) Brummitt
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial suffrutex with a woody rootstock and herbaceous annual shoots to 0,5 m tall (rather more in Malawi); stems erect or decumbent, appressed strigulose.
Ecology : Grassland with Pteridium on poor bauxite soil; open woodland with Pterocarpus, Peltophorum; 200-2130 m alt.
  S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland.
  Comprises 3 vars.: [see more in the book]
  Often confused with T. longipes or T. lurida. Probably also in Zambia (cf. Gillett in Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Legum., Papil.: 169, 1971).
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 129714
 
Record n°129714
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