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Dolichos sericeus E. Mey.
Information on the genus : Dolichos
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dolichos sericeus E. Mey. subsp. sericeus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Dolichos formosus auct. sensu R.Wilczek, Hepper, non A.Rich. s. str.
=Dolichos shuterioides Baker (1897)
=Rhynchosia sphaerocephala Baker (1897)
Taxon infra-specific
Dolichos sericeus E. Mey. subsp. sericeus
Dolichos sericeus subsp. formosus (A. Rich.) Verdc.
Dolichos sericeus subsp. glabrescens Verdc. (1970)
Dolichos sericeus subsp. pseudofalcatus Verdc.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing or prostrate herb 0,6-2,1 m long; stems slender, covered with spreading appressed hairs.
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Ecology : Forest and derived grassland and thicket; bushland; dry evergreen forest; in elephant grass at forest edges; grassland or grassland with scattered Acacia; scrub; rocky savannas; granit pan; wooded stream sides; etc...
  S. Africa, Swaziland.
  Comprises 4 subspp.: [see more in the book]
  • Comm. Pl. Afr. Austr. : 142 (1836).
  • Moteetee, A.n. & b.e. Van Wyk (2012). A revision of the genus Dolichos (Fabaceae, Papilionoideae, Phaseoleae), including Lesotho and Swaziland. S. African J. Bot. 78: 189
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