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Rhynchosia velutina Wight & Arn.
Protologue : Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 238 (1834)
Information on the genus : Rhynchosia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhynchosia velutina Wight & Arn. var. velutina
Taxon infra-specific
Rhynchosia velutina var. discolor (Baker) Verdc.
Rhynchosia velutina Wight & Arn. var. velutina
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing or prostrate herb ± 60 cm long, less often somewhat shrubby; stems pubescent or velvety.
Ecology : Over bushes near the coast; sandy beaches and dunes; coral rocks; less often inland; Brachystegia woodland on sandy soil; Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 0-30(-360) m alt.
  Comoros; Madagascar (W: Ambongon); India: Madras.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - Var. velutina; - var. discolor (Bak.) Verdc. [syn.: R. discolor Klotzsch 1861, non Mart. & Gal. 1843.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Liana; Dry; ; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Africa, Asia,
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see under Fgui
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 176994
Record n°176994
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