African Plant Database

Tephrosia acaciifolia Welw. ex Baker
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 106 (1871)
Information on the genus : Tephrosia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tephrosia salicifolia Schinz (1907)
 Cracca acaciifolia (Baker) Kuntze
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual or short-lives perennial herb 0,6-1(-1,3) m tall with a taproot; stems simple to much branched with white or fulvous hairs, appressed or spreading; leaves unifoliolate.
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Ecology : Grassgrown ground at source of river; open short thicket-grown pasturage; saudy margins of forest; Julbernardia, Combretum wooded grassland; woodland, open ground; often at roadsides; etc...
  Varies in type of life form and habit (plants annual and much branched in lower and upper part in N part of range; perennial with numerous stems, simple or sparcely branched from a woody stock in SW and S part of range). Needs further investigation.
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, S. Africa.
  Near T. lyalli Bak. From Madagascar.
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Record n°67622 modified 2007-04-18
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