Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Tephrosia purpurea subsp. apollinea (Delile) Hosni & El-Karemy

This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is S. Egypt to Chad, Arabian Peninsula to NW. India.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial, erect, up to 50 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-rhachis up to 7 cm long, including a petiole of up to 2 cm
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets 5–9(–11), cuneate-oblong or oblanceolate, up to 40 x 20 mm, appressed silvery pubescent, more densely so beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers purplish or white in lax pedunculate pseudoracemes and sometimes in upper leaf-axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx appressed pubescent, c. 4 mm long with triangular-acuminate lobes, the lowest c. 2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard pubescent, 6–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style glabrous, 2.5–3 mm long, not twisted, curved, penicillate at the tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod upcurved towards the tip, c. 35–50 x 4–5 mm, shortly pubescent, ± glabrescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 5–8, c. 3.5–4.5 x 2 mm.

Native to:

Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gulf States, India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Tephrosia purpurea subsp. apollinea (Delile) Hosni & El-Karemy appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sendtnera 1: 248 (1993)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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