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Species Information

Tephrosia gobensis Brummitt
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Schedule B

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Endemism: Endemic ? Distribution: Mlawula, Siteki

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Tephrosia grandiflora - Shrubby, shortly hairy throughout. Leaves up to 4 cm long, stalk short, stipules very small; leaflets 35 pairs, distinctly stalked, up to 1,5 cm long X 6 mm wide, tip blunt, square or slightly notched, with small backward-turned point. Inflorescences lateral, short, with one or few rather large flowers. Calyx c 6 mm long, lobes triangular. Corolla c 1,6 cm long, wings purple, standard reddish. Pod flat, up to c 3 cm long x 8 mm wide; c five-seeded.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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