African Plant Database

Mundulea sericea (Willd.) A. Chev.
Protologue : Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci. 180: 1521 (1925)
Information on the genus : Mundulea
Basionym : Cytisus sericeus Willd.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cytisus sericeus Willd. (1802)
 Mundulea sericea (Willd.) A. Chev. subsp. sericea
 Dalbergia sericea Bojer (1837)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tephrosia suberosa DC. (1825)
=Mundulea suberosa (DC.) Benth. (1852)
Taxon infra-specific
Mundulea sericea (Willd.) A. Chev. subsp. sericea
Mundulea sericea subsp. madagascariensis Du Puy & Labat (2002)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small lenshy semi-deciduous tree or large shrub 1-8 m tall; stem straight with a bushy crown; bark corky, smooth or fissured, often yellowish; young stems, stipules, leaf-rachis, inflorescence and pod velvety silky;
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Ecology : Open places in lowland evergreen forest and bushland, rocky hills in deciduous woodland, deciduous bushland and thicket; locally common but absent from large areas; 0-1950 m alt. (E. Africa); rocky places or on (wooded), dunes; etc...
  Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, S. Africa; India, Sri Lanka.
  Subsp. madagascariensis Du Puy & Labat in Du Puy & al., Legumin. Madag.: 423, 2002, in Madagascar.
  The natural range has been greatly extended owing to cultivation as a fish poison also cultivated else where in the tropics.
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Subhumid, Dry; Woodland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa. Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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