African Plant Database

Rhynchosia pulverulenta Stocks
Protologue : Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 4: 147 (1852)
Information on the genus : Rhynchosia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhynchosia elachistantha Chiov. (1903)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect woody herb or scrambler 0,15-1,5 m long; stems densely velvety tomentose with short, mostly rather spreading greyish-white hairs.
Ecology : Acacia woodland; grassland; open Commiphora schimperi bushland on grey soil and gravel of old lake shores; clay depression; red sandy soil; 0-1020 m alt.
  Egypt; Socotra, Arabia, Yemen; India (Rajasthan), Pakistan (Boissiera 24a: 102, 1975).
  Quite distinct from R. minima by: grey-green leaflets with extremely dense gland-dots which are very pale (not dark red or orange).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 356 (1999).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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