African Plant Database

Rhynchosia monophylla Schltr.
Protologue : J. Bot. 279 (1897) 
Information on the genus : Rhynchosia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhynchosia monophylla var. eylesii Baker f. (1921)
=*Rhynchosia prostrata Suess. (1951) non Brandegee
=Rhynchosia reptans Suess.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial trailing herb 15-60(200) cm long from a woody rootstock to 20x±1 cm; stems pubescent with short spreading hairs and yellowish glandular hairs on the young parts.
Ecology : Gravelly rocky ground; dambo; open grasslands; miombo; Brachystegia-Syzygium and chipya woodlands; sandy stony soil; granite slopes; limestone hills; conspicuous after burns; 1050-1750 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland, Botswana.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 1[1-3]: 120 (1921).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 66767
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