African Plant Database

Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.
Information on the genus : Cyamopsis
Basionym : Psoralea tetragonoloba L.
Status for SA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Psoralea tetragonoloba L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual robust erect herb 1-3 m tall, laxly branched, with ovate-rhomboid leaflets and erect pods.
Ecology : Hardy, drought-resistant; on deep alluvial soils, sandy loam.
  Only known in cultivation. Introduced from India, into W. Africa and many tropical countries.
  Not mapped.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3(4): 2
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Record n°61997
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