Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.
subsp. leptostachya (DC.) Brummitt
var. pubescens Baker

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Synonyms: Tephrosia laurentii De Wild.
Tephrosia transvaalensis Hutch. & Burtt Davy
Common names:
Status: Native
This variety is distinguished by its straggling habit with procumbent or ascending stems and indumentum of spreading or ascending hairs.

See subsp. leptostachya (DC.) Brummitt for more details and combined data
Derivation of specific name: purpurea: purple
pubescens:pubescent, referring to the indumentum on the stems.
Habitat: Disturbed grassy places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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 - 145.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 228.

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

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tephrosia purpurea
African Plant Database: Tephrosia purpurea
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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
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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. pubescens.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129930, retrieved 24 March 2018

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