African Plant Database

Requienia obcordata (Lam. ex Poir.) DC.
Information on the genus : Requienia
Basionym : Podalyria obcordata Lam. ex Poir.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tephrosia obcordata (Lam. ex Poir.) Baker
 Podalyria obcordata Lam. ex Poir. (1804)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sophora senegalensis Deless. ex DC. (1825)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial bushy plant with annual subwoody white-hairy stems 25-80 cm long from a woody rootstock; leaves 1-foliolate, obovate, evergreen; flowers very small, solitary or paired, violet red; pod 1-seeded.
Ecology : Sandy areas of the Sahel; deep sandy soils; common.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:243 (2012)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 61972
Record n°61972
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