African Plant Database

Macrotyloma tenuiflorum (Micheli) Verdc.
Information on the genus : Macrotyloma
Basionym : Desmodium tenuiflorum Micheli
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Desmodium tenuiflorum Micheli (1897)
 Dolichos tenuiflorus (Micheli) R. Wilczek
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dolichos baumannii Harms (1899)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Completely prostrate herb with stems to 0,8 m long from a woody rootstock; stems slender, densely covered with spreading to somewhat appressed pale hairs, often rooting at the nodes.
Ecology : Footpath; stony dry places; on ferruginous hard-pan in Terminalia glaucescens savanna; cultivated ground; degraded savanna on calcareous schist, bare ground; Annona savanna; tall grass margin; stony dry places; 540-1300 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 174
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 520
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
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