African Plant Database

Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Harms
Information on the genus : Sphenostylis
Basionym : Dolichos stenocarpus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dolichos stenocarpus Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sphenostylis congensis A. Chev. (1914)
=Sphenostylis katangensis (De Wild.) Harms
=Vigna katangensis De Wild. (1902)
=Vigna ornata Welw. ex Baker (1871)
=*Sphenostylis ornata A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial prostrate or climbing herb, 1-3 m long, from a tuberous rootstock; stems often reddish, glabrous or sparsely puberulous, woody near the base; flowers large (4 cm long), mauve-pink or purple.
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; riparian and lakeshore bushland; grassland; roadsides; often on rocky places and on termite mounds; high terrace (perhaps along river bed); wooded savanna and open forest on sandy soil temporarily humid; crack on hardpan; etc...
  Wild and often cultivated (map: Econ. Bot. 46: 271, 1992.)

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 169
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:246 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 184
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 516
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