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Tephrosia villosa (Linn.) Pers., Syn.Pl. 2:329. 1807. Baker in Hook.f., Fl.Brit.Ind. 2:113.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.Pres. (reprint. ed.) 1:347.1958.

  • Cracca villosa Linn.

    Perennial, bushy herb; branches appressed pubescent. Leaf imparipinnate, subsessile, c. 5-7.5 cm long; leaflets 11-19, c. 12-22 mm long, c. 4.5-8.0 mm broad, narrowly oblanceolate, obtuse, mucronate, subglabrous to sparsely villous above; densely villous below; stipules up to 8 mm long. Inflorescence an elongated raceme, lower flowers in fascicles, the lowest often in the axil of the leaf. Bract narrowly triangular. Pedicel c. 2-4 mm long. Calyx densely tomentose, tube c. 2 mm long, teeth c. 7-8 mm long. Corolla red or purple. Vexillum up to 11-15 mm long, externally pubescent. Fruit c. 2.5-4.0 cm long, c. 4.5-5.0 mm broad, velvety tomentose, hairs dense, spreading, 6-8-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: January-September.

    Holotype: Herb. Hermann Vol. 1, fol.31 (BM).

    Distribution: Pakistan; India; Ceylon; Egypt; Tropical Africa; Angola; Uganda; Mozambique; Madagascar; Rhodesia; S. Africa.


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