African Plant Database

Ophrestia hedysaroides (Willd.) Verdc.
Information on the genus : Ophrestia
Basionym : Glycine hedysaroides Willd.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Glycine hedysaroides Willd. (1800)
 Paraglycine hedysaroides (Willd.) F. J. Herm.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing herb, woody at base, or woody suberect herb 0,3-0,9 m tall; stems terete, 2 mm Ø, yellowis-brown spreading hairy; leaves 3-foliolate, pubescent; flowers in ± sessile clusters, white.
Ecology : Bushland, forest edges, grassland, old cultivations; usually in sandy but sometimes clay soils; 0-1270 m alt.
  Easily confused with Galactia tenuiflora which has glabrous standard petal.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 62670
Record n°62670
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