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Genus: Tephrosia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

Over 400 species, native to warm regions, with 67 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Tephrosia acaciifolia

 

Tephrosia aequilata

Tephrosia albissima

 

Tephrosia bachmannii

 

Tephrosia brummittii

 

Tephrosia burchellii

 

Tephrosia caerulea

 

Tephrosia candida

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia capensis

 

Tephrosia cephalantha

 

Tephrosia chimanimaniana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia cordata

 

Tephrosia coronilloides

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia dasyphylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Tephrosia decora

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Tephrosia dregeana

 

Tephrosia elata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Tephrosia elegans

 

Tephrosia elongata

 

Tephrosia euchroa

 

Tephrosia euprepes

 

Tephrosia festina

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Tephrosia forbesii

 

Tephrosia glomeruliflora

[= Tephrosia meisneri]

 

Tephrosia gobensis

 

Tephrosia gracilenta

 

Tephrosia grandibracteata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia grandiflora

 

Tephrosia griseola

 

Tephrosia inandensis

 

Tephrosia kraussiana

 

Tephrosia lepida

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia limpopoensis

 

Tephrosia linearis

Tephrosia longipes

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia lupinifolia

Tephrosia macropoda

 

Tephrosia marginella

 

Tephrosia micrantha

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia monophylla

 

Tephrosia montana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Tephrosia multijuga

 

Tephrosia natalensis

 

Tephrosia noctiflora

 

Tephrosia oxygona

 

Tephrosia pallida

 

Tephrosia paniculata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia pietersii

 

Tephrosia polystachya

 

Tephrosia pondoensis

 

Tephrosia praecana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Tephrosia pumila

 

Tephrosia purpurea

Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya and Tephrosia purpurea subsp. canescens are native to southern Africa. Tephrosia purpurea subsp. purpurea has been introduced to the region and has become naturalised.

 

Tephrosia radicans

 

Tephrosia reptans

 

Tephrosia retusa

 

Tephrosia rhodesica

Tephrosia rupicola

See Flora of Zimbabwe, where it is split into two subspecies - T. r. dreweana and T. r. rupicola.

 

Tephrosia semiglabra

 

Tephrosia shiluwanensis

 

Tephrosia stormsii

[= Tephrosia parvifolia]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Tephrosia subulata

 

Tephrosia uniflora

 

Tephrosia villosa

 

Tephrosia virgata

 

Tephrosia vogelii

Tephrosia zoutpansbergensis

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Tephrosia candida (Boga medalo)

Native to tropical regions.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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