Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.
subsp. leptostachya (DC.) Brummitt
var. delagoensis (H.M.L. Forbes) Brummitt

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Synonyms: Tephrosia delagoensis H.M.L. Forbes
Tephrosia indigofera Bertol.
Common names:
Status: Native
This variety is distinguished by its more robust and stiffly erect habit, upto 1 m high and the indumentum on the stems of spreading to appressed-pubescent hairs.
See subsp. leptostachya (DC.) Brummitt for general details and combined data.
Derivation of specific name: purpurea: purple
delagoensis: of Delagoa Bay in southern Mozambique.
Habitat: Grassy places and river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Endemic status:
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 92. (Includes a picture).

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 143 - 146.

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 275. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 73.

Other sources of information about Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya var. delagoensis:

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Flora of Botswana: Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya var. delagoensis
Flora of Malawi: Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya var. delagoensis
Flora of Mozambique: Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya var. delagoensis
Flora of Zambia: Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya var. delagoensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tephrosia purpurea
African Plant Database: Tephrosia purpurea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Tephrosia purpurea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tephrosia purpurea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tephrosia purpurea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tephrosia purpurea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tephrosia purpurea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tephrosia purpurea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Tephrosia purpurea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tephrosia purpurea
Ispot Southern Africa: Tephrosia purpurea
JSTOR Plant Science: Tephrosia purpurea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tephrosia purpurea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tephrosia purpurea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tephrosia purpurea
Tropicos: Tephrosia purpurea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya var. delagoensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129920, retrieved 24 March 2018

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