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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Tephrosia

Tephrosia apollinea (Delile) Link, Enum.Hort.Berol. 5(2) :252. 1822. Cooke,Fl. Bomb.Pres.(reprint ed.) 1:347.1958; Ali in Biologia 10:28.1964.

  • Galega apollinea Delile

    Perennial, c. 30 cm tall, branches glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Leaf imparipinnate, 3.7-7.5 cm long, petiole c. 6-12 mm long; leaflets 5-7-(11), c. 1.8-3.8 cm long, c. 6-12 mm broad, oblong or oblanceolate, emarginate, truncate to mucronate, glabrous above, silky below. Inflorescence a leaf-opposed 6-12-flowered raceme. Bract subulate. Pedicel c. 3.0-4 mm long. Calyx 4.5-5 mm long, pubescent, teeth c. 1.5-2 mm long. Corolla violet. Vexillum pubescent externally. Ovary pubescent, style flattened, glabrescent, stigma penicillate. Fruit 3.7-4.0 cm long, pubescent, 6-9-seeded.

    Fl. Per.: Throughout the year.

    Type: Egypt (Erment, Edson & Elephantine), Delile (MPA-not seen).

    Distribution: Pakistan; Iran; Arabia; Egypt; Eritrea; Sudan; Somali Republic; Socotra; Ethiopia.


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