African Plant Database

Rhynchosia viscosa (Roth) DC.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 387 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Rhynchosia
Basionym : Glycine viscosa Roth
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhynchosia viscosa (Roth) DC. var. viscosa
 Rhynchosia viscosa (Roth) DC. subsp. viscosa
 Glycine viscosa Roth (1821)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhynchosia grevei Drake (1902)
Taxon infra-specific
Rhynchosia viscosa subsp. violacea (Hiern) Verdc.
Rhynchosia viscosa (Roth) DC. var. viscosa
Rhynchosia viscosa var. breviracemosa (Hauman) Verdc.
Rhynchosia viscosa subsp. stipulosa (A. Rich.) Verdc. (1971)
Rhynchosia viscosa (Roth) DC. subsp. viscosa
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing or trailing viscid herb 1,5-2,5 m long; stems pubescent and also with longer glandular-based hairs.
Ecology : Forest edges; bushland; grassland; cultivated land; wooded thickets; marshy places; clearings; riverine vegetation (bushy margins of palm-groves along river banks); sometimes coastal; savannas; near sea-level-1200 m alt.
  W Madagascar; Comoros, Mascarenes; India (widespread), Sri Lanka; Rodrigues; Mauritius (? cultivated). -Somalia ?
  Comprises 2 subspp., subsp. viscosa with 2 vars.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub, Liana; Dry; Woodland; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa, Asia,
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 176989
Record n°176989
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