African Plant Database

Mucuna stans Welw. ex Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 187 (1871)
Information on the genus : Mucuna
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mucuna erecta Baker (1895)
=Mucuna homblei De Wild. (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody herb, erect much-branched shrub or subshrub 1-2, 4 m tall from a stout fibrous rootstock; stems golden hairy, later glabrous; leaflets tick; inflorescense short, golden hairy;
Ecology : Grassland, bushland, grassland with scattered trees, burnt savanna; also old cultivations; high rainfall Brachystegia-Uapaca-Protea woodland (Fl. Zambes. Area); rocky thickets, near watercourses, sometimes abundant (Zaire, Angola); 1100-1800 m alt.
  Variants with leaves woolly beneath (similar to those of M. coriacea subsp. irritans) occur.
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 61527
Record n°61527
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