African Plant Database

Psophocarpus lancifolius Harms
Protologue : Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped. (1907-1908), Bot.
Information on the genus : Psophocarpus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing herb with a distinct carrot-shaped tuberous taproot; stems to 8 m long, they can root at yhe nodes and produce tubers at these points;
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Ecology : Swampy upland grassland, grassland with scattered Combretum, Bridelia, Parinari, Nuxia, Shrebera, etc; evergreen rain-forest margins; dambo grassland; also in swampy areas near standing water; streamsides; etc...
  A yellow-seeded variant of the species is covered with a thick brown indumentum; plant height, leaves, pods and seeds are smaller than the dark-seeded form (Harder & al. in Econ. Bot. 44: 403-404, 1990). ...
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