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Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers., Syn.Pl. 2:230. 1806. Ali in Biologia 10:27.1964; Gillett in Milne-Redhead & Polhill, Fl.Trop.East Afr. (LeguĀ¬minosae 3) 184.1971.

  • Galega procumbens Buch.-Ham.
  • Galega pumila Lam.
  • Tephrosia procumbens (Buch.-Ham.) Drummond ex Gamble
  • Tephrosia purpurea var. pumila (Lam.) Baker

    Annual or short lived perennial, branches procumbent, stem pilose. Leaf imparipinnate, petiole c. 3-10 mm long, rachis up to 4.5 cm long; leaflets 7-13, c. 4-20 mm long, up to 8 mm wide, oblong or oblanceolate truncate to retuse, glabrous or pubescent above, pilose below; stipules up to 4 mm long. Inflorescence terminal or leaf-opposed, a 1-3-flowered raceme. Bract 2-3 mm long. Pedicel 2.5-4 mm long. Calyx hispid, tube c. 1.5 mm long, teeth 2.5-3.5 mm long. Corolla white, pale-pink or purplish. Vexillum c. 6-10 mm long. Fruit 3.5-4 cm long, c. 4 mm broad, pubescent, curved towards the tip, 8-14-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: Throughout the year.

    Holotype: Madagascar, M. Sonnerat (P).

    Distribution: Pakistan; India; Ceylon; Siam; Indonesia; Arabia; Sudan; Ethiopia; Kenya; Uganda; Zangzibar; Tanganyika; Rhodesia; Angola; Congo; Cameroons; Mauritius; Central America and W. Indies.


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