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Hedysarum tortuosum Sw.
Protologue : Prodr. (Swartz) 107 (1788) 
Information on the genus : Hedysarum
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC.
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC. (1825)
 Meibomia tortuosa (Sw.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Desmodium spirale auct. sensu Baker. in Leg.Trop. Afr., non (Sw.) DC.
=Desmodium stipulaceum DC.
=Desmodium purpureum (Mill.) Fawc. & Rendle
=Hedysarum purpureum Mill. (1768)
=Meibomia purpurea (Mill.) Vail ex Small (1903)

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa Leguminosae[3]: 45

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 18[1&2]: 11-24 (1988).
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see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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