African Plant Database

Tephrosia linearis (Willd.) Pers.
Protologue : Syn. Pl. (Persoon) 2[2]: 330 (1807)
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
Basionym : Galega linearis Willd.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Galega linearis Willd. (1892)
 Tephrosia linearis (Willd.) Pers. var. linearis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tephrosia rutenbergiana Vatke (1882)
=Tephrosia linearis var. discolor (E. Mey.) Brummitt
=Tephrosia linearis subsp. discolor (E. Mey.) J.B. Gillett
=Tephrosia discolor E. Mey. (1836)
=Tephrosia pulchella Hook. f. (1849)
=Tephrosia seminuda Bojer ex Baker (1882)
Taxon infra-specific
Tephrosia linearis (Willd.) Pers. var. linearis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : ± Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb (0,15-)0,3-1,3(-1,6) m tall; stems densely pubescent, the hairs appressed or, less often, spreading, white or yellowish.
Ecology : Grassland, (incl. dry); rocky slopes; cultivations and follow land; often in seasonal swamps; sandy ground; lateritic slopes; also ruderal; woodland; 0-2440 m alt.
  Very variable species with many transitional forms between the vars. (viz. subspp.) described; and perhaps also introgression with T. argyrotricha.
  S. Africa; Madagascar.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Grassland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:248 (2012)
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carte afrique num 67685
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