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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Tephrosia

Tephrosia subtriflora Baker in Fl.Trop.Afr. 2:117. 1871. Gillett in Kew Bull. 13:112. 1958; Ali in Biologia 10:33.1964; Gillett in Milne-Redhead & Polhill,Fl.Trop.E.Afr. (Leguminosae 3) 170.1971.

  • Tephrosia multiflora Blatter & Hallb.
  • Tephrosia pauciflora Grah.ex Baker

    Prostrate or ascending, annual or perennial, stem pubescent. Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole up to 2.5 cm long, rachis up to 5.5 cm long; leaflets 5-13, up to 4 cm long and 7 mm wide, narrowly oblong, lanceolate or broadly linear, glabrous above and appressly silky below. Inflorescence with 2-6 clustered flowers in the leaf axils. Pedicel c. 2-4 mm long. Calyx pubescent, cup c. 1-1.5 mm long, teeth 2-5 mm long. Corolla pale pinkish purple. Vexillum 5-8 mm long, pubescent externally. Keel glabrous. Fruit up to 4.5 cm long, c. 4 mm broad, pubescent, slightly curved, 5-10-seeded.

    Fl. Per.: April.

    Holotype: N. Ethiopia, 1854, Schimper 2312 (K). Isotype (BM,P).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Arabia; Sudan; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Somali Republic; Angola; Madagascar; Niger Republic; Kenya; Tanganyika; Cape Verde Islands; India; Burma.


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