Present on Pacific Islands? no
Primarily a threat at high elevations? no
Common name(s): [more details]
English: pink tephrosia
Description: "Suffruticose, erect, whole plant more or less greyish pubescent. Stems branching, terete. Leaves 3-12-jugate, 3-10.5 cm long, petiolate; leaflets 1.5-4 cm long, 0.5-1.2 cm broad, narrow oblong, obtuse or subacute, mucronate, thinly pilose or glabrous above, more or less densely canescent below; petiolules about 2 mm long. Stipules lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, striate, 0.5-1 cm long. Peduncles terminal and leaf-opposed, 11-20 cm long. Flowers 1.8-2.2 cm long, 2-3 together in interrupted spicate glomerules. Bracts ovate, acuminate, 0.9-3.5 cm long, deciduous. Pedicels up to 1.2 cm long, short at first but lengthening as the flower develops. Calyx-tube 0.9-1.5 cm in diameter, lobes 3-5 long and two upper connate and slightly shorter. Vexillum sericeous without, 1.8-2 cm mm [sic] long, and broad. Ovary 1.4-1.8 cm long, densely hairy along sutures. Style 0.6-1 cm long, bearded. Legumes hairy along sutures, compressed, 5-6 cm long, 8-9 mm broad" (Forbes, 1948; pp. 993-994).
"Shrub, to 2 ft., white-pubescent; flowers pink to mauve to red, to 1/2 in. long, calyx lobes short, ovate, nearly acute; fruit linear, nearly glabrous (Bailey & Bailey, 1976; p. 1101).
Habitat/ecology: In Australia, "naturalised in urban bushland in Brisbane and is cultivated in gardens as an ornamental. Occasionally naturalized north from Wollongong (Harden 1991)." (Csurhes & Edwards, 1998; p. 131).
Native range: Southern Africa.
Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
|Csurhes, S./Edwards, R. (1998) (p. 131)|