Tephrosia hockii De Wild.
subsp. hirsutostylosa (De Wit) J.B.Gillett

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Tephrosia hockii subsp. hirsutostylosa

Habit
Miombo woodland
Solwezi, Solwezi Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Tephrosia hockii subsp. hirsutostylosa

Inflorescence
Miombo woodland
Solwezi, Solwezi Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Tephrosia hockii subsp. hirsutostylosa

Inflorescence
Miombo woodland
Solwezi, Solwezi Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Tephrosia hockii subsp. hirsutostylosa

Flower
Miombo woodland
Solwezi, Solwezi Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Tephrosia hockii subsp. hirsutostylosa

Flower
Miombo woodland
Solwezi, Solwezi Distr.
Oct 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Tephrosia aurantiaca subsp. hirsutostylosa Dewit
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial suffrutex with herbaceous, probably annual, erect, unbranched or rarely 1-branched stems 45–75 cm high; stems appressed-pubescent with grey or silvery hairs; leaves pinnate with (1)2–4(5) pairs of leaflets; petiole (1.3)1.8–4.2 cm long, petiole and rachis together (2)4.5–11.2 cm long, pubescent like the stem; leaflets (3.5)4.5–8(9) × (0.6)1–2 cm, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, ± cuneate at the base, obtuse to rounded at the apex, veins prominent and conspicuous on both surfaces; upper surface glabrous, lower surface thinly appressed-pubescent, stipules (5)8–13 × (1)1.5–2 mm, linear to linear-triangular; flowers in dense terminal racemes 2–10 cm long with usually also flowers in the axils of 1–3(4) upper leaves, occasionally with 1–2 short axillary racemes, terminal racemes usually exceeded by the upper leaves, bracts quickly falling; pedicels 4–10 mm long; calyx 9–12 mm long, densely appressed-pubescent with grey hairs, lateral teeth about equalling the tube, lower tooth distinctly longer, the two upper teeth joined for most of their length; petals (18)20–24 mm long, orange to yellow; ovary pubescent, style glabrous or pubescent, with pencillate tip; pods 70–100 × 8–10 mm, shortly appressed-pubescent to tomentulose; seeds 6–9.
Subsp. hirsutostylosa differs in having a densely to thinly pubescent style and pods 70-80 x 9-10 mm
Type location:
Zambia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hockii : after A. Hock, who collected the type specimen in Katanga (DRC) in 1911.
hirsutostylosa : with a hairy style.
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: 1200 - 1450 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga) and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 4 December 2022
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 158 - 159.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tephrosia hockii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tephrosia hockii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tephrosia hockii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tephrosia hockii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tephrosia hockii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tephrosia hockii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Tephrosia hockii
iNaturalist: Tephrosia hockii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tephrosia hockii
JSTOR Plant Science: Tephrosia hockii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tephrosia hockii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tephrosia hockii
Plants of the World Online: Tephrosia hockii
Tropicos: Tephrosia hockii
Wikipedia: Tephrosia hockii


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Tephrosia hockii subsp. hirsutostylosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=205570, retrieved 8 February 2023

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