African Plant Database

Tephrosia rigidula Welw. ex Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 112 (1871)
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Tephrosia bracteolata auct. sensu Torre p.p.
=*Tephrosia longipes var. longipes auct. sensu J.B.Gillett p.p., quoad synonym T. secunda Welw. ex Baker
=*Tephrosia longipes var. lurida auct. sensu Torre (1962) p.p., non (Sond.) J.B.Gillett
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (? sometimes biennial) herb with robust, erect or prostate, branching stems ± 1,3-1,5 m tall, mostly 3-4 mm Ø; stems subglabrous (minutely appressed-pubescent in part), smooth.
Ecology : In rather busly pastures with tall herbage; sandy places; red clay soil; 1100-1950 m alt.
  Not in E. Africa (= T. elata ).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bol. Soc. Brot., Ser. 2 41: 306-308 (1967).
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carte afrique num 67841
Record n°67841
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