African Plant Database

Rhynchosia elegans A. Rich.
Information on the genus : Rhynchosia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhynchosia elegans A. Rich. var. elegans
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhynchosia buramensis Hutch. & E.A. Bruce (1941)
=Rhynchosia stenodon Harms (1927)
=Rhynchosia hermannii Baker f.
Taxon infra-specific
Rhynchosia elegans var. grandistipulata Verdc.
Rhynchosia elegans A. Rich. var. elegans
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing herb 1-2,5 m long from a woody rootstock; stems glabrescent to mostly rather densely covered with appressed white hairs, particularly on the ridges, and with numerous reddish gland-dots.
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Ecology : Savanna; forest gallery edges; bushland; scrub; thicket at swamp edge; dry evergreen forest; rocky outcrops; Piliostigma-Combretum woodland with Hyparrhenia; becoming a weed; etc...
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. elegans [syn.: R. stenodon Harms; R. hermannii Bak. f. ; Dolichos reticulatus A. Rich.]; - var. grandistipulata Verdc.

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