Tephrosia uniflora Pers.
subsp. uniflora

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Tephrosia uniflora subsp. uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Main Road to Vundu Camp, Mana Pools National Park

Tephrosia uniflora subsp. uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Main Road to Vundu Camp, Mana Pools National Park

Tephrosia uniflora subsp. uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Main Road to Vundu Camp, Mana Pools National Park

Tephrosia uniflora subsp. uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Main Road to Vundu Camp, Mana Pools National Park

Tephrosia uniflora subsp. uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Main Road to Vundu Camp, Mana Pools National Park

Tephrosia uniflora subsp. uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Main Road to Vundu Camp, Mana Pools National Park

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Synonyms: Tephrosia anthylloides Webb
Tephrosia mossambicensis Schinz
Tephrosia uniflora Pers. var. parvifolia Baker. f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or short-lived perennial herb, growing from a taproot. Stems branching from the base, spreading or ascending up to 80 cm high. Young stems appressed or spreading hairy. Leaves with 2-4(5) pairs of leaflets decreasing in size towards the base of the leaf, terminal ones 15-35 mm long, obovate-oblanceolate o sometimes elliptic, hairless above, greyish appressed hairy beneath; stipules linear, 5-8 mm long. Flowers solitary or paired in the leaf axils, pink to purple. Pod linear-oblong, 46-64 mm, curved upwards at the tip, loosely appressed or ascending hairy. Seeds 9-14.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: uniflora: one-flowered
Habitat: In mopane woodland, mixed woodland, on rocky outcrops and open disturbed ground.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Cape Verde Islands, from Senegal to Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Namibia and Limpopo, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 10 February 2016
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 131 - 133. (Includes a picture).

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

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 52.

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tephrosia uniflora subsp. uniflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130020, retrieved 23 September 2017

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