African Plant Database

Psophocarpus scandens (Endl.) Verdc.
Protologue : Taxon 17: 539 (1968)
Information on the genus : Psophocarpus
Basionym : Diesingia scandens Endl.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Diesingia scandens Endl. (1832)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Psophocarpus golungensis Welw. ex Romariz (1952)
=*Psophocarpus palmettorum auct. Andrews, non Guill. & Perr.
=*Psophocarpus palustris auct. plur., non Desv.
=Psophocarpus mabala Welw. (1859)
=Psophocarpus longipedunculatus Hassk.
=*Dolichos suffultus Graham
=Mucuna comorensis Vatke (1878)
=Psophocarpus comorensis (Vatke) Baill. (1883)
=Psophocarpus longepedunculatus Hassk. (1842)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial sparsely pubescent to glabrous vigorous climbing herb, non-tuber peroducing, 1-6 m tall; leaflets 3, rhomboid-ovate, ± glabrous beneath, somewhat lobed (cf. under P. palustris);
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Ecology : Woodland and savanna margins, river banks, islands (seasonally flooded) in rivers, swamp and swamp forest edges, marshy places; preferring damp situations; ponds ion forest (often rooting in the water); etc...
  S. Tomé; Madagascar; Comoros, Mascarenes. Cultivated elsewhere (India, SE Asia, New Guinea; West Indies; Brazil). - The most widespread species in the genus.
  Similar to P. palustris (cf. notes under this species).
Biol./Eco : Liana; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Woodland, Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 352 (2006).
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