African Plant Database

Tephrosia reptans Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 121 (1871) 
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tephrosia reptans Baker var. reptans
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tephrosia granitica R. Vig. (1950)
=Tephrosia godmaniae Baker f. (1926)
=Tephrosia carvalhoi Taub. (1896)
=Tephrosia kirkii Baker (1871)
Taxon infra-specific
Tephrosia reptans Baker var. reptans
Tephrosia reptans var. arenicola Brummitt & J.B. Gillett (1968)
Tephrosia reptans var. microfoliata (Pires de Lima) Brummitt
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial plant with the rootstock often becoming woody, with several stout prostate or decumbent-ascending, straggling, branched stems to 1-2 m long, or with the main stem ± erect with usually decumbent branches,
Ecology : Rocky places; grassland, veld; sandy lake shores (var. arenicola; roadside in tsetse clearing in woodland; solid lava rock with grass cover; bare sand of dunes; deep red sand; 50-2440 m alt.
  S. Africa ( var. replans); Madagascar.
  Comprises 3 vars.: [see more in the book]
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry; Grassland, Woodland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Africa.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°177056
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