Droogmansia pteropus (Baker) De Wild.[Agg]

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Droogmansia pteropus

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Mazogo, Lago, Niassa, Mozambique

Droogmansia pteropus

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Mazogo, Lago, Niassa, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Dolichos pteropus Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, subshrub, shrub or very rarely a small tree. Leaflet elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, sometimes glaucous; base cuneate, rounded or weakly cordate; petiole winged, oblong to obcordate, sometimes nearly as large as the leaflet. Inflorescence usually elongated with flowers arranged in fascicles along the rhachis. Flowers white or yellow, usually with bluish-purple wings and keel. Fruit densely brown-hairy with 1-5 strongly flattened articles.
Notes: The 'aggregate' page of this species has been created because of the difficulty of separating var. pteropus from var. whytei in the absence of flowers.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland, grassland, vlei edges and disturbed habitats.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 18 June 2009


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Flora of Malawi: Droogmansia pteropus
Flora of Mozambique: Droogmansia pteropus
Flora of Zambia: Droogmansia pteropus

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African Plant Database: Droogmansia pteropus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Droogmansia pteropus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Droogmansia pteropus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Droogmansia pteropus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Droogmansia pteropus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Droogmansia pteropus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Droogmansia pteropus
Ispot Southern Africa : Droogmansia pteropus
JSTOR Plant Science: Droogmansia pteropus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Droogmansia pteropus
Tropicos: Droogmansia pteropus
West African Plants database: Droogmansia pteropus

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: Droogmansia pteropus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177960, retrieved 26 June 2016

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