Tephrosia purpurea (Swahili: kibaazi, kibazi, mibaazi, mtupa, utupa wa kibaazi, utupa wa kingindo, utupa wa mrima) is a multipurpose legume tree with strong insecticidal properties. It grows to a height of two meters within the first year of planting.
ECHO publications referenced in this document include ECHO Development Notes (EDN), East Africa Notes (EAN), Technical Notes (TN), and ECHO East Africa Symposium (EEAS) presentations. Technical Notes and EDN issues can be found by clicking on the “Publications” tab on ECHO’s networking site, ECHOcommunity.org; East Africa documents and presentations are found by following the “East Africa Center” tab on the main menu. ECHO documents are freely available to members of ECHOcommunity.org; click on “Register” for information on how to register, free of charge, for basic membership as an agricultural development worker.