Tephrosia elata Deflers
subsp. elata

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Tephrosia elata subsp. elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Tephrosia elata subsp. elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Tephrosia elata subsp. elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Tephrosia elata subsp. elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Tephrosia elata subsp. elata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Tephrosia bequaertii De Wild.
Tephrosia mbogaensis De Wild.
Tephrosia rigida Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Probably introduced
Description:
See subsp. heckmanniana for general details. This subspecies is distinguished by often ridged stems and branches and darker pods covered with spreading brown hairs.
Notes: This subspecies is, in Zimbabwe, only known from Domboshawa and adjacent areas. This population is well saparated from the main distribution and has probably been introduced, possibly as a fish poison or for making rope.
Derivation of specific name: elata: tall, high
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia to eastern DRC, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 12 May 2012
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Page 167.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 227.


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External websites:

Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Tephrosia elata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tephrosia elata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tephrosia elata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tephrosia elata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tephrosia elata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tephrosia elata
Ispot Southern Africa : Tephrosia elata
JSTOR Plant Science: Tephrosia elata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tephrosia elata
Tropicos: Tephrosia elata
West African Plants database: Tephrosia elata


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: Tephrosia elata subsp. elata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129650, retrieved 1 June 2016

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