Desmodium barbatum (L.) Benth.
var. argyreum (Welw. ex Baker) B.G. Schub.

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Synonyms: Desmodium dimorphum Welw. ex Baker var. argyreum Welw. ex Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
See var. dimorphum for general details. This variety only differs in stems and undersurfaces of leaflets being very densely silvery-silky.
Derivation of specific name: barbatum: with tufts of hairs, bearded
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, grassland and on rocky ground, sometimes weedy.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 47.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 23 - 24.

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Flora of Malawi: Desmodium barbatum var. argyreum
Flora of Zambia: Desmodium barbatum var. argyreum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Desmodium barbatum
African Plant Database: Desmodium barbatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Desmodium barbatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Desmodium barbatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Desmodium barbatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Desmodium barbatum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Desmodium barbatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Desmodium barbatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Desmodium barbatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Desmodium barbatum
Plants of the World Online: Desmodium barbatum
Tropicos: Desmodium barbatum
Wikipedia: Desmodium barbatum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Desmodium barbatum var. argyreum., retrieved 26 November 2020

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