African Plant Database

Philenoptera cyanescens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Protologue : Bull. Inst. Franç. Afrique Noire, A. xvi. 354 (1954)
Information on the genus : Philenoptera
Basionym : Robinia cyanescens Schumach. & Thonn.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lonchocarpus cyanescens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Benth.
 Robinia cyanescens Schumach. & Thonn.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody climbing 6-10-20 m long or straggling shrub 2-4 m tall.; branchlets silky when young; young leaves turning bluish-black in drying.
Ecology : Coastal savanna (abundant: Togo, Benin, Chana); secondary forest; fringin, transition, savanna forests; on a variety of soils; gully; 10-400 m alr.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.
  Sometimes specially cultivated as a dye plant (Yoruba indigo), forming a shrub 2-2,5 m high. BALFOUR-PAUL, J. (1997). See above under Indigofera
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Record n°70725 modified 2007-04-02
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