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Tephrosia dregeana E.Mey. var. dregeana

Tephrosia dregeana var dregeana


Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Tephrosia dregeana E.Mey. var. dregeana
Location: Naukluft (2416AC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): Tephrosia dregeana E.Mey.
Tephrosia brachyloba E.Mey.
Tephrosia damarensis Engl.
Tephrosia dinteri Schinz
Status: Native
Description: An erect annual herb. Stems and branches are very long and slender, leaves are compound; imparipinnate with 5 - 7 leaflets. Leaflets are lanceolate with entire margins, and bright green. Flowers are small and inconspicuous, deep pink with differentiated petals. Fruit is a pod. (from Namibrand website)

Suffruticose, much branched, rigid, flexuoso-erect; branches 4-angled, thinly appresso-puberulous; leaves on long, rigid petioles, 2–4 jugate; leaflets linear-lanceolate, pale, flat, membranous, penninerved, thinly puberulous underneath; peduncles opposite the leaves, elongate, slender, straight, laxly pluri-flowered; stipules and bracts shortly subulate; legumes pale, curved, puberulous or glabrate, 3–4 seeded. Stems woody at base, remarkably rigid, and angularly bent. Foliage very pale, subglabrous. Leaflets 1.5–1.75 inch. long, 1–1.5 line wide, flat, tapering to each end or with a blunt or emarginate apex. Racemes 6–8 inches long. Flowers small, 2 lines long. Legumes somewhat scymetar shaped, 0.75–1 inch long, pale-yellowish green. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 02 Apr 2015
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-x
Lens aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/160 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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