Tephrosia decora Welw. ex Baker

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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: decora: handsome, elegant
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Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 153 - 154.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 227.

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 51.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 103.

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Flora of Mozambique: Tephrosia decora
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Tephrosia decora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tephrosia decora
African Plant Database: Tephrosia decora
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tephrosia decora
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Tropicos: Tephrosia decora
Wikipedia: Tephrosia decora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Tephrosia decora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129640, retrieved 20 May 2024

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