Tephrosia rhodesica Baker f.
var. rhodesica

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Tephrosia rhodesica var. rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Tephrosia rhodesica var. rhodesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Status: Native
Much-branched small shrub, usually less than 2 m tall. Leaves pinnate with 6-9 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet.Branches and leaves covered in rusty-brown hairs. Flowers in well-spaced terminal racemes, purple; calyx densely hairy. Pods flat, strongly curved upwards, covered in rusty hairs. Var. evansii, in Zimbabwe, is only found in the South and can be distinguished by the hairs being greyish and the slightly larger pods.
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Habitat: Occurring in rocky areas in woodland.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 2 August 2009

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 228.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 276. (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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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 rhodesica var. rhodesica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129960, retrieved 28 May 2016

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