African Plant Database

Ptycholobium contortum (N.E. Br.) Brummitt
Information on the genus : Ptycholobium
Basionym : Tephrosia contorta N.E. Br.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sylitra contorta (N.E. Br.) Baker f.
 Tephrosia contorta N.E. Br. (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dwarf shrub with straight twig-like branches, 0,2-0,8 m tall, densely white-hairy; leaves 3-foliolate, ascending; flowers purple; pod coiled or spiralled, dense greyish long-hairy.
Ecology : Sandy grassland, river alluvium, mopane and Acacia-Terminalia woodland; 275-1100 m alt. in S. Africa.
  Botswana, N S. Africa.
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°62712
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