African Plant Database

Ophrestia radicosa (A. Rich.) Verdc.
Information on the genus : Ophrestia
Basionym : Eriosema radicosum A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ophrestia radicosa (A. Rich.) Verdc. var. radicosa
 Glycine radicosa (A. Rich.) Baker f.
 Eriosema radicosum A. Rich. (1847)
 Paraglycine radicosa (A. Rich.) F. J. Herm.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Glycine schliebenii var. rufescens Hauman
=Paraglycine radicosa var. rufescens (Hauman) F. J. Herm.
Taxon infra-specific
Ophrestia radicosa var. schliebenii (Harms) Verdc.
Ophrestia radicosa (A. Rich.) Verdc. var. radicosa
Ophrestia radicosa var. enneaneura (Hauman) Verdc.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climber with slender terete brownish or whitish hairy stems to c. 1 cm long from a woody rootstock; leaves 3-foliolate; inflorescence long, lax; flowers small, shitish tinged purple.
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Ecology : Grassland? Woodland, bushland upland grassland with scattered trees; grassland with Loudetia or Hyparrhenia; riverine forest; sometimes on termite mounds; roadsides; 1150-1860 m alt. -etc...
  Variable in shape of leaflets and indumentum of stems;
  Comprises 3 vars., not always clearly differentiated. - [see more in the book]
  Var. enneaneura also cultivated in Zimbabwe, from Zambian material.
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carte afrique num 176764
Record n°176764
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