African Plant Database

Teramnus labialis (L. f.) Spreng.
Protologue : Syst. Veg. (ed. 16) [Sprengel] 3: 235 (1826) 
Information on the genus : Teramnus
Basionym : Glycine labialis L. f.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Teramnus labialis (L. f.) Spreng. subsp. labialis
 Glycine labialis L. f. (1781)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Glycine debilis Aiton
=Glycine dolichoides Desv.
=Glycine gampsonychia (E. Mey.) Walp.
=Glycine meyeri Benth.
=Glycine parviflora Lam.
Taxon infra-specific
Teramnus labialis (L. f.) Spreng. subsp. labialis
Teramnus labialis subsp. arabicus Verdc. (1970)
Teramnus labialis var. abyssinicus (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Verdc. (1970)
Teramnus labialis var. acutus Verdc.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing, trailing or prostrate herb with angled slender yellowish-hairy stems 0,3-3 m long arising from a thickened rootstock; flowers white pink or purplish.
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Ecology : Secondary forest, riverine forest, evergreen forest; (rocky) grassland, grassland with scattered trees, bushland; cultivations, disturbed places; 600-2650 m alt. (subsp. labialis). - Grassland, woodland, scrub, bushland grassland with scattered trees,...
  Very variable species: leaflets glabrous to densely hairy; also variable in width of pod, aspect of seeds (surface smooth, brick-red or bronon in subsp labialis, surface granular and matt dark brown in subsp. arabicus).
  Cape Verde Isl.; S. Tomé, Annobon, Principe; S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles, Comoros; Arabia; India to Malesia, Indo-China, Philippines, New Guinea, Australasia; Caribbean, Guiana.
  Comprises 2 subspp., and subsp. labialis with 4 vars. linked with each other. [see more in the book]
Biol./Eco : Liana; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Thicket, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 176717
Record n°176717
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