Aeschynomene elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.

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Aeschynomene elaphroxylon

Photo: Alistair Hull
Sandy island, c. 20 m from the bank of the Zambezi River, near the confluence with the Nyakasanga River.

Aeschynomene elaphroxylon

Photo: Alistair Hull
Sandy island, c. 20 m from the bank of the Zambezi River, near the confluence with the Nyakasanga River.

Aeschynomene elaphroxylon

Photo: Alistair Hull
Sandy island, c. 20 m from the bank of the Zambezi River, near the confluence with the Nyakasanga River.

Aeschynomene elaphroxylon

Photo: Alistair Hull
Sandy island, c. 20 m from the bank of the Zambezi River, near the confluence with the Nyakasanga River.

Aeschynomene elaphroxylon

Photo: Alistair Hull
Sandy island, c. 20 m from the bank of the Zambezi River, near the confluence with the Nyakasanga River.

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Synonyms: Herminiera elaphroxylon Guill. & Perr.
Common names: Ambatch (English) Balsawood tree (English) Pith-tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with a swollen, pithy, often conical stem. Branches with sticky glandular hairs and armed with short sharp spines. Leaves pinnate with 20-40 oblong, often emarginate leaflets, mostly hairless above, blue-green and pubescent below, particularly on the margin and mid-vein. Petiole and rhachis covered with bristly hairs and often with minute spines. Flowers in 1-4-flowered axillary inflorescences, yellow to orange on the standard. Pods spirally contorted, 10-14 cm long, 6-17-jointed, densely covered in bristly glandular hairs.
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Habitat: By the sides of rivers, swamps and lakes, often standing in water, when the swollen stem will act as a float.
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and Madagascar. Cultivated in Egypt, Java and South America.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 63 - 77. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
Ispot Southern Africa: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene elaphroxylon
Tropicos: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aeschynomene elaphroxylon.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164190, retrieved 24 November 2017

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