African Plant Database

Mucuna coriacea Baker
Information on the genus : Mucuna
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mucuna coriacea Baker subsp. coriacea
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mucuna rhynchosioides Taub. (1896)
Taxon infra-specific
Mucuna coriacea subsp. irritans (Burtt Davy) Verdc.
Mucuna coriacea Baker subsp. coriacea
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing or trailing herb or liane from a thick rhizome; stems 3-4,5 m long, densely to sparsely covered with appressed or spreading rusty hairs; leaflets thick;
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Ecology : Grassland with scattered Protea and Dombeya, Brachystegia and Uapaca-Julbernardia woodlands, edges of coconut plantations; climbing over shrubs and amongst tall grasses, in riverine and thicket vegetation, on evergreen forest margins, etc...
  Variable in density of indumentum on leaves [in subsp. coriacea hairs hiding leaf surface, in subsp. irritans (Burtt Davy) Verdc. Not entirely so], and in size of corolla.
  S. Africa, Swaziland, Botswana.
  Comprises 2 subspp. not well separated; intermediates occur.
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carte afrique num 176702
Record n°176702
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