African Plant Database

Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 353 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Alysicarpus
Basionym : Hedysarum rugosum Willd.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC. subsp. rugosus (1970)
 Hedysarum rugosum Willd. (1802)
 Fabricia rugosa (Willd.) Kuntze (1891)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Alysicarpus violaceus var. pilosus Schindl.
=Alysicarpus violaceus auct. sensu (Forssk.) Schindl. p.p., non Hedysarum violaceum Forssk., nec Hedysarum violaceum L.
Taxon infra-specific
Alysicarpus rugosus subsp. perennirufus J. Léonard
Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC. subsp. rugosus (1970)
Alysicarpus rugosus subsp. reticulatus Verdc.
Alysicarpus rugosus f. pilosus (Chiov.) Cufod.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect prostrate or ascending annual or perennial somewhat suffruticose herb 0,3-1(-2) m tall; stems pubescent, pilose or practically glabrous.
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Ecology : Grassland particularly on seasonally wet black clay and muddy lake shores; grassland with scattered trees; old cultivations; short or course dry grassland; sometimes in rocky places; Commiphora, Acacia, Adansonia, etc...
  Botswana, Namibia; Madagascar.
  Comprises 3 subspp. In Africa: - Subsp. rugosus var. rugosus; - subsp. perennirufus J. Léonard; subsp. reticulatus Verdc. - Subsp. rugosus var. heyneanus (Wight & Arn.) Bak. In India.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Grassland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa.
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carte afrique num 176735
Record n°176735
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