Tephrosia longipes Meisn.
var. drummondii (Brummitt) Brummitt

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Tephrosia longipes var. drummondii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley upstream from Eastern Lakes, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

Tephrosia longipes var. drummondii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley upstream from Eastern Lakes, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

Tephrosia longipes var. drummondii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley upstream from Eastern Lakes, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

Tephrosia longipes var. drummondii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley upstream from Eastern Lakes, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

Tephrosia longipes var. drummondii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi Valley upstream from Eastern Lakes, eastern side of Chimanimani mountains.

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Synonyms: Tephrosia lurida Sond. var. drummondii Brummitt
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with ascending stems up to 50 cm long, growing from a strong woody rootstock. Leaves 1-3 foliolate; leaflets narrowly oblanceolate, up to 10 cm long. Inflorescences mostly terminal, few-flowered. Flowers pale pink to mauve, with dense rusty hairs on the standard. Fruit a slender flat pod, covered with rusty hairs, particularly dense along the margins.
Notes: Var. longipes, which is more widespread, is distinguished by the consistently pinnate leaves with 5 or more leaflets, which are smaller than in var. drummondii.
Derivation of specific name: longipes: with a long foot;
drummondii: named after R. B. Drummond (1924-2008), former curator of the National Herbarium in Harare (SRGH), who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: In (sub)montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: So far only confirmed from the Chimanimani Mts in Mozambique and Zimbabwe but two possibly similar records are known from South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Sunday 2 August 2009
Literature:

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


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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 longipes var. drummondii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129810, retrieved 27 May 2016

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