African Plant Database

Clitoria falcata Lam.
Information on the genus : Clitoria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Clitoria rubiginosa var. glabrescens Verdc.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Clitoria rubiginosa Pers.
=Clitoria rubiginosa Pers. var. rubiginosa
=Clitoria glycinoides DC.
=Martiusia physalodes Schult.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climbing herb with slender stems, glabrous or sparsely to densely pilose.
Ecology : Bottoms of eroded area, on sandy soil; niayes; disturbed ground; sea-level to?
  Madagascar; tropical America.
  A. Lourteig in Phytologia 65: 394-395, 1988, distinguishes 2 species, viz. C. falcata Lam. and C. rubiginosa Vent. ex Pers. In Legumes Africa (p. 390, 1989), J. M. Lock considers the latter as a synonym under C. falcata Lam., [see more in the book]
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°183736
Feedback about this record