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Vogel tephrosia (Tephrosia vogelii)

Vogel tephrosia (Tephrosia vogelii) is a plant species in Fabaceae, small trees, flowers in clusters, violet and white, narrow leaves, poisonous to fish and several other animals, widely used to remove lice on animals, organic pesticides, intercropping plants to bind nitrogen and a source of green manure.

T. vogelii has a trunk with soft wood, stands upright, brown or green, 0.5-4 m high, the branches have white or brown hair. The leaves are long, narrow, the veins are sturdy, branch off from the stem and are green in color.

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Dlium Vogel tephrosia (Tephrosia vogelii)


Flowers in clusters, purple in color, lined up at the ends of the long, upright stems, long stalks and bloom alternately from bottom to top. The seeds are wrapped in long, green, hairy pods.

Vogel tephrosia grows in a variety of habitats and adapts to a variety of climates and weather, savannas, grasslands, forest margins, shrubs, deserts and empty fields. This species is tolerant of pruning, drought, high winds and grazing. Grows well at a temperature of 12-27C, rainfall 850-2650 mm/year.







Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Millettieae
Genus: Tephrosia
Species: Tephrosia vogelii

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