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:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 155.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5. As Astragalus atropilosulus burkeanus burkeanus

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

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 19 - 21. As Astragalus atropilosulus abyssinicus (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130330, retrieved 28 July 2017

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