Tephrosia linearis (Willd.) Pers.[Agg]

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Tephrosia linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

Tephrosia linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below dam wall, Cleveland Dam

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Slender, erect, branched herb. Leaves imparipinnate with linear leaflets, grey-green above, pale greyish below. Flowers apricot-orange in lax terminal inflorescences. Pods flattened with short soft hairs.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 4 March 2006

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tephrosia linearis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tephrosia linearis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tephrosia linearis
Tropicos: Tephrosia linearis

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 linearis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164270, retrieved 20 February 2018

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