African Plant Database

Adenodolichos rhomboideus (O. Hoffm.) Harms
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 179 (1902) 
Information on the genus : Adenodolichos
Basionym : Dolichos rhomboideus O. Hoffm.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dolichos rhomboideus O. Hoffm. (1881)
 Adenodolichos rhomboideus (O. Hoffm.) Harms var. rhomboideus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dolichos anchietae Hiern (1896)
=Adenodolichos anchietae (Hiern) Harms (1902)
=Adenodolichos nanus R.E. Fr.
=Adenodolichos pachyrhizus De Wild. (1913)
=Adenodolichos euryphyllus Harms (1902)
Taxon infra-specific
Adenodolichos rhomboideus var. lanceolatus R. Wilczek
Adenodolichos rhomboideus var. kundelungensis R. Wilczek
Adenodolichos rhomboideus (O. Hoffm.) Harms var. rhomboideus
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Trailing subshrub from a woody rootstock or a creeping underground rhizome; stems ridged, pubescent or glabrescent, to several metres long, forming large patches; flowering shoots erect or ± prostrate; leafy shoots erect, 16-80 cm long;
Ecology : Brachystegia-Julbernardia open woodland; sandy ground in open forest; wooded thickets; open bushland with tall grasses; periodically wet sand; sandy ground; sometimes abundant; part of the pre-fire flora; 1200-1900 m alt.
  Comprises 3 vars.: Var. rhomboideus; var. kundelungensis R. Wilczek; var. lanceolatus R. Wilczek
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°177417 modified 2007-03-29
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