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List of names matching "Sphenostylis stenocarpa"
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accepted Sphenostylis stenocarpa (A. Rich.) Harms

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Sphenostylis stenocarpa

Accepted name

Sphenostylis stenocarpa (A. Rich.) Harms1


Sphenostylis congensis A. Chev.1


Tribe: Phaseoleae;  Genus: Sphenostylis

Vernacular names

African Yam Bean2; Yam Pea2


Perennial non-climbing herb;  not threatened

Geographical records

Africa3:   Angola-ISO(N)1, Burundi(N)4, Cameroon(N)4, Chad(N)5, Ethiopia(N)1, Ghana(N)6, Guinea(N)6, Ivory Coast(N)6, Kenya(N)1, Malawi(N)1, Mali(N)3, Mozambique(N)4, Nigeria(N)6, Tanzania(N)1, Togo(N)6, Uganda(N)1, Zaire(N)1, Zambia(N)1, Zimbabwe(N)4
(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Zambezian woodland1; Zambezian grassland1; Zambezian wooded grassland1; Sudanian woodland1; Sudanian grasslands1; Sudanian wooded grassland1; Lake Victoria regional transition zone; woodland1; Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands1; Lake Victoria regional mosaic; wooded grassland1

Literature citations

Description1, 7;  Illustration1, 7


1993 Polhill RM


1:Gillett, J.B. et al. (1971) Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop.E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
2:Terrell, E.E. (1977) Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505
3:Boudet, G. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1986) Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. IEMVPT Et. +Syn. 16.
4:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
5:Lebrun, J.-P. et al (1972) IEMVPT Et. Bot. 1, Catalogue des Plant. Vasc. du Tchad Meridional
6:Hepper, F.N. (1958) Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R.W.J.
7:Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1954) Flore du Congo Belge Vol. 6. Dalbergieae, Vicieae, Phaseoleae

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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