Tephrosia festina Brummitt

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Tephrosia festina

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Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Tephrosia festina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Tephrosia festina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Tephrosia festina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Tephrosia festina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Tephrosia festina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Tephrosia festina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub up to c. 5 m tall. Young branches shortly grey or brownish hairy. Leaves pinnate with 7-13 pairs of leaflets; petiole and rhachis grey or brownish hairy. Leaflets elliptic-oblong, up to 38 mm long, mostly hairless on the upper surface, appressed pubescent beneath; margins often somewhat inrolled. Inflorescences compact,subglobose inflower, extending up to 10 cm long in fruit; bract large and conspicuous but falling soon. Flowers purple. Pods 5-6 cm long,woolly with hairs grey at least at their tips.
Notes: This shrub superficially resembles Mundulea sericea.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open grassland around granite kopjes.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known only from the Eastern Highlands, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Tuesday 3 November 2015
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 192.

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 180.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 142.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 51.


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


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 festina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129690, retrieved 25 July 2016

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