3536.010 Chamaecrista Moench

Description of the genus

Herbs. Leaves paripinnate, often with ± cup-shaped sessile or stalked glands on petiole and/or rhachis. Flowers in 1-many-flowered racemes; pedicels with 2 bracteoles near or above the middle. Sepals 5. Petals 5, yellow. Stamens (4-5)10, all straight or nearly so. Anthers basifixed, longer than their short filaments. Pods flattened, elastically dehiscent, with twisting valves.

Worldwide: c.250 species in the tropics, mostly New World.

Mozambique: 14 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
absus (L.) H.S. Irwin & BarnebyZ,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
biensis (Steyaert) LockM
capensis (Thunb.) E. Mey.M
comosa E. Mey.Z
gracilior (Ghesq.) LockN
grantii (Oliv.) Standl.N,Z,T
mimosoides (L.) GreeneN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
paralias (Brenan) LockGI
plumosa E. Mey. var. plumosa MS,GI,M
polytricha (Brenan) Lock var. polytricha N,Z,MSDescription, Image
polytricha (Brenan) Lock var. pauciflora BrenanN,MS
stricta E. Mey.N,MSDescription, Image
wittei (Ghesq.) LockMS
zambesica (Oliv.) LockMSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chamaecrista:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Chamaecrista
Flora of Caprivi: Chamaecrista
Flora of Malawi: Chamaecrista
Flora of Zambia: Chamaecrista
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Chamaecrista
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chamaecrista

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chamaecrista
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chamaecrista
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chamaecrista
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chamaecrista
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chamaecrista

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Chamaecrista.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=694, retrieved 16 July 2019

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