African Plant Database

Neorautanenia brachypus (Harms) C.A. Sm.
Information on the genus : Neorautanenia
Basionym : Dolichos brachypus Harms
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Neorautanenia amboensis Schinz
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dolichos brachypus Harms (1899)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Neorautanenia seineri (Harms) C.A. Sm.
=Dolichos seineri Harms (1911)
=Galactia lugardii N.E. Br. (1909)
=Neorautanenia coriacea C.A. Sm. (1932)
=Pueraria rogersii L. Bolus (1915)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb or shrublet, mostly erect, 0,4-1 m tall, from a large underground tuber to 45 cm Ø; young stems and foliage densely appressed silvery-grey silky; older stems pale yellow-brown, ± glabrescent; flowers dark blue or mauve (rarely yellow).
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Ecology : Low rainfall areas in open grassland, wooded grassland, floodplain tall grassland, on sandy soils and Kalahari sand; and in grassland with Burkea, Combretum zeyheri, Terminalia sericea, Acacia etc.
  S. Africa, Namibia, Botswana.
  Intermediates with N. mitis occur.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 24: 300 (1970)
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Record n°68327
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