African Plant Database


Requienia sphaerosperma DC.
Family : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Requienia
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tephrosia sphaerosperma (DC.) Baker
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or much-branched diffuse subshrub with a thick woody rootstock; with numerous decumbent or ascending woody branches to c. 40 cm tall, grey-pubescent when young;
Ecology : Grassland on Kalahari sand or on loose sand, in dry country; 900-1485 m alt. in S. Africa.
  Very variable. Leaves sometimes resembling those of R. obcordata (obovate), sometimes those of R. pseudosphaerosperma (oblong or with very dense indumentum).
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Botswana, N S. Africa.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 61971
 
Record n°61971
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