African Plant Database


Clitoria ternatea L.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 753 (1753)
Information on the genus : Clitoria
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Clitoria ternatea L. var. ternatea
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Clitoria mearnsii De Wild.
=Clitoria zanzibarensis Vatke (1878)
=Clitoria ternatea var. angustifolia Hochst. ex Baker f.
=Clitoria tanganicensis Micheli (1897)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Clitoria ternatea L. var. ternatea
Clitoria ternatea f. albiflora (Mattei) Chiov.
Clitoria ternatea f. flaviflora Chiov.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing or trailing herb or suberect at base, 0,5-3 m long; rootstock woody; stems slender, glabrescent or appressed pubescent.
Ecology : Grassland; grassland with scattered trees; scrub; bush; old cultivations; savanna with Hyparrhenia; sandy waste place; niayes; torrent sides; bushy places at river banks; bushy hills, on red-clay soil, etc.; 0-1500 m alt.
  The true distribution now obscured by widespread cultivation; pantropical. - Not mapped.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: [144]
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 354 (1999).
 
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 176811
 
Record n°176811 modified 2007-04-19
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