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Tephrosia huillensis sensu Suess. & Merxm.
Description: Small shrub, up to c. 1 m tall. Young branches densely covered in spreading or somewhat appressed brown hairs. Leaves paripinnate with 5-8 pairs of leaflets, leaflets oblanceolate-oblong, pubescent on both surfaces, shortly mucronate at the apex; margin entire. Inflorescence lax, terminal, up to 20 cm long; flowers purple with calyx densely covered in brown hairs. Pods 2.5-3.5 cm long, velvety on the margins only. See also subsp.
Notes: Recorded only from the Marondera and Makoni Districts of Zimbabwe. Earlier lists, such as 'A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants' give division S for this taxon as well as C.
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Habitat: Normally near granite outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: C Zimbabwe
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 193 - 195. Comments
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Other sources of information about Tephrosia rupicola subsp. rupicola: External websites: Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Tephrosia rupicola EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Tephrosia rupicola ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Tephrosia rupicola Flora Zambesiaca
Tephrosia rupicola Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Tephrosia rupicola IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Tephrosia rupicola Ispot Southern Africa
Tephrosia rupicola JSTOR Plant Science
Tephrosia rupicola Kew Herbarium catalogue
Tephrosia rupicola Tropicos
Tephrosia rupicola West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tephrosia rupicola subsp. rupicola.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129990, retrieved 25 September 2016
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