African Plant Database

Tephrosia subtriflora Hochst. ex Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 117 (1871)
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tephrosia graminifolia Chiov. (1915)
=Tephrosia sulphurea Chiov. (1929)
=Tephrosia encoptosperma Schweinf. (1894)
=Tephrosia cordofana Hochst. (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate or ascending annual or short-lived parennial herb 45-60 cm tall, with grey-silky sparse and appressed or dense and spreading indumentum, dichotomously branched from the base; branches firm.
Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora woodland or bushland; a weed of cultivation; dunes; rocky slope over an aguelman; scree over a deeply embanked wadi and guelta; 400-1500 m alt.
  Greatest variability in NE tropical Africa (indumentum, and size, number and shape of the leaflets: from a young plant with the first learf often 1-foliolate and the next ones few-foliolate, to an adult plant with 13-foliolate leaves).
  Known from scattered localities in dry areas: Cape Verde Islands to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, W Pakistan, Burma (a single specimen), India (Rajasthan); Madagascar (collected twice).
  Confused with T. uniflora.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subarid; Anthropic; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa. Asia,

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 for North Africa :
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.

Bibliography other :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
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Record n°67848 modified 2007-04-19
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