Desmodium ospriostreblum Chiov.

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Desmodium ospriostreblum

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Path to Sohwe Falls, Mavhuradonha

Desmodium ospriostreblum

Picture: Mark Hyde
Path to Sohwe Falls, Mavhuradonha

Desmodium ospriostreblum

Picture: Mark Hyde
Path to Sohwe Falls, Mavhuradonha

Desmodium ospriostreblum

Picture: Mark Hyde
Path to Sohwe Falls, Mavhuradonha

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Synonyms: Anarthrosyne abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Desmodium abyssinicum (A. Rich.) Hutch. & Dalziel nom. illegit.
Desmodium procumbens (Mill.) Hitchc.
Desmodium terminale sensu Guill. & Perr. non (L.C. Rich.) DC.
Desmodium tortuosum sensu Hepper p.p. non (Sw.) DC.
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Frequency:
Status: Probably introduced
Description:
Type location:
Ethiopia
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Riverine woodland and thicket, mopane and Brachystegia woodland, Kirkia–Adansonia–Combretum–Sterculia woodland, thicket and dry bushland on granite soils
Altitude range: 300 - 1100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Probably native to Tropical America but in Africa known from Annobon Island, Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Friday 14 August 2020
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219. as Desmodium procumbens

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 47.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 5 - 11. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Desmodium ospriostreblum
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Desmodium ospriostreblum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130820, retrieved 19 September 2020

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