African Plant Database

Otoptera burchellii DC.
Information on the genus : Otoptera
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vigna burchellii (DC.) Harv. (1862)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Trailing or climbing perennial herb (-3 m tall, or wiry spindly subshrub to 1 m, with hairy stems; leaflets 3, narrow, 1-10x0,3-3,5 cm;
Ecology : Wooded grassland with Terminalia sericea and Acacia giraffae, open grassland on dry soil, Acacia scrub and woodland, mopane and Combretum woodlands, riverine thickets; often on termite mounds; 500-1400 m alt.
  Variable in size of leaves and length of peduncle.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 240 (1937).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 101 (1985).

Bibliography other :
  • S. African J. Bot. 77: 492-496 (2011).
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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