Tephrosia lupinifolia DC.

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Tephrosia lupinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

Tephrosia lupinifolia

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

Tephrosia lupinifolia

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

Tephrosia lupinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

Tephrosia lupinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bembesi Forest Land, by main road from Hwange to Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Lupiniphyllum lupinifolium (DC.) Hutch.
Tephrosia digitata DC.
Tephrosia laevigata Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with prostrate branches up to 1 m long, growing from a vertical woody rootstock, often producing underground inflorescences. Stems more or less densely covered with spreading hairs. Leaves palmately 3-7-foliolate; leaflets, 3.5-9 cm long, linear-elliptic to narrowly obovate, usually hairless above, with appressed or spreading hairs below. Inflorescences in racemes, up to 20 cm long. Flowers pink to purple. Subterranean inflorescences shorter with whitish flowers. Pods 2-3.5 cm long linear-oblong, pubescent, brownish, 4-7-seeded. Subterranean pods 7-10 mm long, whitish, 1-2-seeded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lupinifolia: with leaves like a lupin (Lupinus sp.) referring to the palmately divided leaves.
Habitat: Occurring in open grassy places, often on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 480 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Congo, Senegal, northern Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 January 2011
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223. as Lupiniphyllum lupinifolium

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 173. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 274. (Includes a picture).

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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African Plant Database: Tephrosia lupinifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tephrosia lupinifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tephrosia lupinifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tephrosia lupinifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Tephrosia lupinifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Tephrosia lupinifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tephrosia lupinifolia
Tropicos: Tephrosia lupinifolia
West African Plants database: Tephrosia lupinifolia


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 lupinifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129790, retrieved 30 June 2016

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