African Plant Database

Lathyrus hygrophilus Taub.
Information on the genus : Lathyrus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lathyrus hygrophilus Taub. var. hygrophilus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lathyrus kilimandscharicus Taub. (1895)
=Lathyrus intricatus Baker (1897)
=Lathyrus bequaertii De Wild. (1925)
=Lathyrus tshitirungensis De Wild. (1925)
Taxon infra-specific
Lathyrus hygrophilus var. pubescens Gilli
Lathyrus hygrophilus Taub. var. hygrophilus
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Straggling or climbing herb 0,3-2,1 m long, often considered to be an annual, but rootstock not known and, judging by the woody bases of some stems and several field notes, probably always a perennial;
Ecology : Grassland; moorland; bamboo forest; forest edges; swampy places; meadow; old lavas; formations with Acanthus; clearings; stream banks; 1380-4100 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.
  Not in Ethiopia (= Vicia paucifolia ).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 177413
Record n°177413
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