African Plant Database

Stylosanthes fruticosa (Retz.) Alston
Protologue : Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6(Suppl.): 77 (1931)
Information on the genus : Stylosanthes
Basionym : Arachis fruticosa Retz.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Arachis fruticosa Retz. (1789)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Stylosanthes mucronata Willd. (1802)
=Stylosanthes bojeri Vogel (1838)
=Stylosanthes flavicans Baker (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody perennial herb, mostly erect but sometimes prostrate, 0,1-1 m tall usually with a thick woody rootstock, but sometimes only a short-lived perennial; stems silky-hairy;
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Ecology : Grassland, wooded grassland, Colophospermum and Acacia woodlands and miombo, Themeda-Bulbine savanna (Zaire, to 17OO m ) bushland, scrub, sometimes river banks mostly on sandy soil, and often on rocky ground; rocky grassland, forest edges; etc...
  S. Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland; Madagascar; Arabia; India, Sri Lanka.
  S. suborbiculata described from S Somalia is a coastal dune form probably best treated as a subspecies, fide Thulin, Fl. Somal. 1: 427, 1993. It does not seem to be identical with the unnamed variant of S. erecta cited by Verdcourt.
  Closely related to S. erecta (See note above). Not yet reported from Malawi but expected there.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Dry, Subarid; Grassland, Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa. Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:246 (2012)
  • 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
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Record n°69721 modified 2007-04-19
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