African Plant Database

Desmodium ospriostreblum Chiov.
Information on the genus : Desmodium
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Desmodium tortuosum var. ospriostreblum (Steud. ex Chiov.) Sunding
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Desmodium spirale auct. sensu Baker in F.T.A. p.p., non (Sw.) DC.
=*Desmodium tortuosum auct. Hepper in Hutch. & Dalziel p.p., non (Sw.) DC.
=*Desmodium abyssinicum (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Hutch. & Dalziel F.W.T.A. I (1928), non DC. (1825)
=Anarthrosyne abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
=*Desmodium terminale auct. sensu Guill. & Perr., non DC.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Delicate annual herb or plant with a stem woody at base, erect or scandent or semi-prostrate, to 0,6-1 m tall;
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Ecology : Humid places; forest gallery; clayey soil, temporarily flooded; thicket and dry bushland on granite soils; often by rivers; mopane- and Brachystegia woodland, Kirkia-Adansonia-Combretum-Sterculia woodland; 800 (? and less)-1600 m alt.
  Cape Verde- and Annobon Isl.; Yemen (Kilian & al. in Willdenowia 34: 174-175, 2004).
  Probably of tropical American origin and near D. procumbens (Mill.) Hitchc. and D. tortuosum (tropical America). Not mapped.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:229 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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Record n°62193 modified 2007-04-19
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