Tylosema fassoglense (Kotschy ex Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc.

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Tylosema fassoglense

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ISPM, Chimoio

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
ISPM, Chimoio

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
ISPM, Chimoio

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

Tylosema fassoglense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhahomba area, Chimanimani National Reserve

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Synonyms: Bauhinia fassoglensis Schweinf.
Common names: Creeping bauhinia (English) Marama bean (English) Tamani berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large creeper, which sometimes scrambles over other vegetation. The radiating stems reach up to 6 m long and grow from a large underground tuber.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fassoglense: of Fazoghli, a place in Sudan, where the type specimen was collected
Habitat: In open grassland and more open areas in woodland. It is often found on road sides.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Oct(-Jan)
Worldwide distribution: Sudan and Ethiopia south through East Africa to Angola and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS,M
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 27 December 2019
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 50 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 26 - 29. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 270. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 57.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213.

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 44.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 54, plate 79 as T. fassoglensis

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 73.

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Flora of Botswana: Tylosema fassoglense
Flora of Malawi: Tylosema fassoglense
Flora of Zambia: Tylosema fassoglense
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tylosema fassoglense

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tylosema fassoglense.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126840, retrieved 30 October 2020

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