African Plant Database

Uraria picta (Jacq.) DC.
Information on the genus : Uraria
Basionym : Hedysarum pictum Jacq.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hedysarum pictum Jacq.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect woody herb or subshrub with scabrid short-hairy stem 0,2-1,8 m tall; upper leaves 5-9-foliolate, leaflets lanceolate; inflorescence dense, villous, long (10-55 cm) with pinkish bracts; calyx with long white-brown tubercular= based hairs;
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Ecology : Grassland, Acacia grassland, grassland with scattered trees; rocky ground, sandy deep soil; riverbancks, floodplains; gallery forest and humid places (Senegal), depressions, rice fields; reed-beds, herb-grown Andropogon beds and pastures (Angola); ...
  India, SE Asia tropics, Philippines to N Australia.
  Asent from most of E and NE Africa. - No material collected in Fl. Zambes. Area later than 1956 was seens by Verdcourt for his treatment (vol. 3, part. 6: 35, 2000).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 206
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 183
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:249 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 187
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 531
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Record n°70492 modified 2007-04-02
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