African Plant Database


Astragalus atropilosulus (Hochst.) Bunge
Family : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Astragalus
Basionym : Diplotheca atropilosula Hochst.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Astragalus atropilosulus (Hochst.) Bunge var. atropilosulus
 Diplotheca atropilosula Hochst.
 Astragalus atropilosulus (Hochst.) Bunge subsp. atropilosulus
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Astragalus venosus Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Astragalus atropilosulus var. burkeanus
Astragalus atropilosulus (Hochst.) Bunge var. atropilosulus
Astragalus atropilosulus var. venosus (Hochst.) J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus var. abyssinicus
Astragalus atropilosulus var. coerulescens (Chiov.) J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus var. mooneyi J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus var. bequaertii
Astragalus atropilosulus var. aberdaricus J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus var. elgonensis (Bullock) J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus var. longeracemosus J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus var. platycarpus J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus var. pubescens J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus (Hochst.) J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus (Hochst.) Bunge subsp. atropilosulus
Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. bequaertii (De Wild.) J. B. Gillett
Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. burkeanus (Harv.) J. B. Gillett
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, or perhaps sometimes biennal herb or subshrub 0,5-1(-2) m tall; stems often numerous, erect or ascending, 1,5-12 mm Ø, glabrous to densely white-hairy; rootstock thick, to 2 cm Ø.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Grassland, especially where disturbed; abandoned cultivations; forest and thicket margins; grassy river-banks; more open part of bamboo-forest; scrub; rocky places; Loudetia arundinacea grassland with scattered trees; sometimes on termite mounds; etc...
  S. Africa; Yemen, Arabia.
  Following J. Wenninger (Mitt. Bot. Staatssaml. München 30: 30 ff., 1991) the species consists of 2 subspp. (4 with several vars. listed in our Enum. 2: 64-65, 1992). [see in the book]
  Not in Somalia.
 
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Map
carte afrique num 176789
 
Record n°176789
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