African Plant Database

Macrotyloma oliganthum (Brenan) Verdc.
Information on the genus : Macrotyloma
Basionym : Dolichos oliganthus Brenan
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dolichos oliganthus Brenan (1954)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb; some shoots erect at first, others trailing or twining, to 45 cm long; rootstock thick and woody; stems covered with spreading hairs. Seeds known!
Ecology : Brachystegia, Uapaca woodland; sandy soil; old gardens; grassland with Cussonia and shrubs; thick bush; rocky hillsoide, top of escarpment; granite kop (in Brachystegia woodland); 550-1700 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 24: 403 (1970)
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°69336
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