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Published In: Synopsis Plantarum 2(2): 328. 1807. (Sept 1807) (Syn. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Tephrosia Pers. (Wood, 1949)

Three hundred and fifty to 400 species, nearly worldwide, most diverse in tropical and warm-temperate regions.

Many of the species of Tephrosia produce rotenone and related compounds in their roots and rhizomes, and have been used as fish poisons, insecticides, and herbal medicines in various parts of the world. A number of tropical species are planted for green manure and as cover and forage crops, and a few species are grown for their ornamental value.

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