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List of names matching "Philenoptera cyanescens"
Status Name
accepted Philenoptera cyanescens (Schum. & Thonn.) Roberty

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Philenoptera cyanescens

Accepted name

Philenoptera cyanescens (Schum. & Thonn.) Roberty1


Lonchocarpus cyanescens (Schum. & Thonn.) Benth.1
Robinia cyanescens Schum. & Thonn.2


Tribe: Millettieae;  Genus: Philenoptera

Vernacular names

Yoruba Indigo2


Perennial non-climbing shrub;  not threatened


Chemical products3; Medicine3; Chemical products2

Geographical records

Africa:   Benin(N)2, Burkina Faso(N)4, Cameroon(N)2, Equatorial Guinea-ISO(N)2, Ghana(N)2, Guinea(N)2, Guinea Bissau(N)2, Ivory Coast(N)2, Liberia(N)2, Mali(N)4, Niger(N)5, Nigeria(N)2, Sierra Leone(N)2, Togo(N)2

Asia6:   Sri Lanka(I)6

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Sudanian forest7; Sudanian bushland and thicket2; Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; forest7; Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; bushland and thicket7

Literature citations

Description2;  Illustration2


2004-11 (S Asia) Kumar S & Sane P;     Coordinator: 2004-2005 Novoselova MS


1:Schrire, B.D. (2000) Kew Bull. 55: 81-94. A synopsis of the genus Philenoptera from
2:Hepper, F.N. (1958) Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R.W.J.
3:Dalziel, J.M. (1937) The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
4:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
5:Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun (1976) IEMVPT Etude Botanique No. 3. Catalogue des plantes.. du Niger
6:Rudd, V.E. (1991) A Revised Handbook of the Flora of Ceylon 7: 108-381.
7:Hall, J.B. & Swaine, M.D. (1981) Forest Vegetation in Ghana.

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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