African Plant Database

Tephrosia elegans Schumach.
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tephrosia harmsii Hochr. (1898)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual or short-lived perennial shrubby herb, with a taproot, 0,3-1,5 m tall; stems ramose, densely silvery or fulvous, the hairs appressed, rather long; leaves silvery beneath and green above.
Ecology : Grassland, especially on shallow soil; humid places; wooded savanna; often on sandy soil; 100-1200 m alt.
  Also cultivated.

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 74 (1949).
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carte afrique num 67659
Record n°67659
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