Astragalus atropilosulus (Hochst.) Bunge
subsp. abyssinicus (Hochst.) J.B. Gillett
var. burkeanus

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Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Synonyms: subsp. burkeanus (Harv.) J.B. Gillett
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or somewhat scrambling subshrub. Leaves pinnate, usually with some hairs on the rhachis, stipule large and leaf-like (see the first photo). Flowers in terminal racemes, varying in colour from nearly white to deep purple-pink, occasionally yellow. Pods papery, conspicuously veined with only one side impressed over the seeds.
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Habitat: On roadsides, cultivated ground and seasonally wet grasslands. It is also found in miombo woodland and on termite mounds.
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Mozambique distribution: T
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Content last updated: Thursday 29 May 2008
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 155.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8. As Astragalus atropilosulus burkeanus burkeanus

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5. As Astragalus atropilosulus burkeanus burkeanus

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 217. as Astragalus atropilosulus burkeanus burkeanus

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 46.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 19 - 21. As Astragalus atropilosulus abyssinicus (Includes a picture).

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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: Astragalus atropilosulus subsp. abyssinicus var. burkeanus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130330, retrieved 3 December 2020

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