Astragalus atropilosulus (Hochst.) Bunge
subsp. abyssinicus (Hochst.) J.B. Gillett
var. burkeanus

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Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Synonyms: subsp. burkeanus (Harv.) J.B. Gillett
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or somewhat scrambling subshrub. Leaves pinnate, usually with some hairs on the rhachis, stipule large and leaf-like (see the first photo). Flowers in terminal racemes, varying in colour from nearly white to deep purple-pink, occasionally yellow. Pods papery, conspicuously veined with only one side impressed over the seeds.
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Habitat: On roadsides, cultivated ground and seasonally wet grasslands. It is also found in miombo woodland and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 29 May 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 217. as Astragalus atropilosulus burkeanus burkeanus


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Astragalus atropilosulus
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West African Plants database: Astragalus atropilosulus


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: Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130330, retrieved 30 May 2016

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