Tylosema fassoglense (Kotschy ex Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc.

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Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd near Altar Site, Mutare

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Mark Hyde
The former Gletwyn Farm, NE Harare

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Mark Hyde
The former Gletwyn Farm, NE Harare

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Luna Rd, Harare

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Synonyms: Bauhinia fassoglensis Schweinf.
Common names: Creeping bauhinia (English) Gwangwandiza (Shona) Marama bean (English) Mubopo (Shona) Mudamura (Shona) Mutukutupasi (Shona) Tamani berry (English) Umbama (Ndebele) Umdabule (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common, especially at medium to high altitudes
Status: Native
Description:
Large creeper, which sometimes scrambles over other vegetation. The radiating stems reach up to 6 m long and grow from a large underground tuber.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fassoglense: of Fazoghli, a place in Sudan, where the type specimen was collected
Habitat: In open grassland and more open areas in woodland. It is often found on road sides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Oct(-Jan)
Worldwide distribution: Sudan and Ethiopia south through East Africa to Angola and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 18 September 2008
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 50 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 26 - 29. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 54, plate 79 as T. fassoglensis

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 73.


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West African Plants database: Tylosema fassoglense


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tylosema fassoglense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126840, retrieved 7 December 2016

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