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Tephrosia uniflora Pers.
Protologue : Syn. Pl. (Persoon) 2[2]: 329 (1807)
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tephrosia uniflora Pers. subsp. uniflora
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tephrosia anthylloides Hochst. ex Webb (1850)
=Tephrosia mossambicensis Schinz (1902)
=*Tephrosia quartiniana Cufod. (1955)
=*Tephrosia vicioides A. Rich. (1847) non Schltdl.
=Tephrosia quartiniana Cufod. ex Greuter & Burdet (1987)
=Tephrosia transjubensis Chiov. (1932)
=Tephrosia uniflora var. parviflora Baker f.
Taxon infra-specific
Tephrosia uniflora Pers. subsp. uniflora
Tephrosia uniflora subsp. petrosa (Blatt. & Hallb.) J. B. Gillett & Ali (1958)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Softly woody, branching, semi-erect annual or short-lived perennial herb 30-130 cm tall; stems silky pilose with rather spreading hairs.
Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora bushland and dry grassland; often in rocky places and outcrops; thalweg; waste places; banded vegetation; sand overlying sandstone; wooded alingment; sand of dunes; sahelian humid soils; open disturbed ground; 0-1500 m alt.
  Cape Verde Isl., S. Africa, Botswana, Namibia; SE Egypt; Arabia.
  Subsp. petrosa (Blatt. & Hallb.) J. B. Gillett & Ali (bas.: T. petrosa Blatt. & Hallb.) with shorter pods, fewer seeds, leaflets in 1-2 pairs, occur in Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Yemen, W Pakistan, NW India. Also in SE Egypt, NE Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
  T. quartiniana s. str. [not incl. Var. inflexa (Chiov.) Cufod. T. pumila ] is here enclosed in T. uniflora subsp. uniflora following Thulin in Fl. Somalia 1: 399-400, 1993. In Ethiopia and Somalia intermediates between the two taxa occur. [see more in th

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Record n°147976 modified 2007-04-19
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