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Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
Information on the genus : Alysicarpus
Basionym : Hedysarum glumaceum Vahl
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC. var. glumaceus
 Hedysarum glumaceum Vahl
 Hedysarum violaceum Forssk. (1775)
 Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC. subsp. glumaceus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Alysicarpus violaceus (Forssk.) Schindl. p.p.
=Alysicarpus hochstetteri A. Rich.
Taxon infra-specific
Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC. var. glumaceus
Alysicarpus glumaceus var. intermedius Verdc.
Alysicarpus glumaceus var. hispidicarpus
Alysicarpus glumaceus var. patulopedicellatus J. Léonard
Alysicarpus glumaceus subsp. macalusoi (Mattei) Verdc.
Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC. subsp. glumaceus
Alysicarpus glumaceus subsp. hispidicarpus (Fiori) J. Léonard
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or sometimes procumbent, ramose annual herb, often somewhat woody at the base 0,15-1,5 m tall; stems pubescent sometimes only in a narrow longitudinal line, or densely covered with spreading hairs.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Grassland; also with scattered Acacia etc.; rocky places; abandoned cultivations; coastal bushland; grassland seasonally waterlogged on black clay; weed in maize on heavy black clay or seasonally wet; sand-dunes close to the sea, etc..
  S. Africa; Arabia.
  Comprises3 subspp. with 4 varieties; [see in the book]
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:220 (2012)
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