Tephrosia rupicola J.B. Gillett
subsp. rupicola

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Synonyms: Tephrosia huillensis sensu Suess. & Merxm.
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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, up to c. 1 m tall. Young branches densely covered in spreading or somewhat appressed brown hairs. Leaves paripinnate with 5-8 pairs of leaflets, leaflets oblanceolate-oblong, pubescent on both surfaces, shortly mucronate at the apex; margin entire. Inflorescence lax, terminal, up to 20 cm long; flowers purple with calyx densely covered in brown hairs. Pods 2.5-3.5 cm long, velvety on the margins only. See also subsp. dreweana Brummitt.
Notes: Recorded only from the Marondera and Makoni Districts of Zimbabwe. Earlier lists, such as 'A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants' give division S for this taxon as well as C.
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Habitat: Normally near granite outcrops.
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Worldwide distribution: C Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Literature:

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 193 - 195.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 180.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 142. As Tephrosia rupicola


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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tephrosia rupicola subsp. rupicola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129990, retrieved 26 June 2019

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