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Taxon: Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.

 
Genus: Tephrosia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Millettieae
Nomen number: 80167
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 2(2):329. 1807
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/235663
Name Verified on: 27-Jan-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Apr-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 12 (7 active, 4 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (cover crop fide L. J. G. van der Maesen, pers. comm.); ornamental
  • Medicines:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (considered a serious weed in India)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen [Socotra]
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen (n.)
    • WESTERN ASIA: Egypt, [Sinai] Iran
    • CHINA: China [Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • MALESIA: Indonesia

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory]


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Bentham, G. Flora australiensis. 1863-1878 (F AustBenth)
  3. Berhaut, J. Flore illustrée du Senegal. (F Senegal)
  4. Bosman, M. T. M. & A. J. P. De Haas 1983. A revision of the genus Tephrosia (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Malesia (Blumea) 28:464.
  5. Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. Florae siamensis enumeratio. (F Siam)
  6. Du Puy, D. J. et al. The Leguminosae of Madagascar (Leg Madag)
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  8. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  9. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 2007. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb) 3(3):143-147.
  10. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants (Pl Res SEAs) 11:246-248.
  11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  12. Green, J. W. Census of the vascular plants of Western Australia. 1985 (L WAust)
  13. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  14. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  15. Hosni, H. A. & Z. A. R. El-Karemy 1993. Systematic revision of Leguminosae in Egypt. 1. Tephrosia Pers. (Sendtnera) 1:247.
  16. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  17. Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. 1987 (Leg Taiwan)
  18. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  19. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  20. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane Legumes of South Asia: a checklist. (Leg SAsia)
  21. Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  22. Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford Legumes of Malesia: a checklist. 2004 (Leg Malesia)
  23. Maesen, L. J. G. van der 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  24. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  25. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  26. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  27. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  28. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  29. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  30. Täckholm, V. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2. (SF Egypt)
  31. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  32. Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. (Leg New Guinea)
  33. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=80167. Accessed 11 December 2018.