3793.000 Aeschynomene L.

Verdcourt, B. (2000) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Stipules present, stipels 0. Leaves alternate or ± paripinnate, 2-many-foliolate. Leaflets subopposite to alternate, asymmetric at base. Inflorescences axillary, less often terminal or leaf-opposed. Bracts entire or 2-3-fid; bracteoles mostly deciduous. Calyx 2-lipped. Corolla usually yellow, orange-yellow or orange, often lined or flushed with purple. Pod linear or elliptic with 1-many articles, usually straight or curved.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and warm zones

Mozambique: 33 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) VatkeN,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
afraspera J. LéonardMS
aphylla Wild[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
chimanimaniensis Verdc.MSDescription
cristata Vatke var. cristata N,Z,MS,GIDescription, Image
elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.NDescription, Image
glauca R.E. Fr.N,TDescription, Image
grandistipulata Harms[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image
heurckeana BakerN
indica L.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
inyangensis WildMSDescription
megalophylla HarmsMSDescription, Image
micrantha (Poir.) DC.GI,M
mimosifolia VatkeN,MSDescription, Image
minutiflora Taub. subsp. grandiflora Verdc.N,Z
minutiflora Taub. subsp. minutiflora N,TDescription, Image
mossambicensis Verdc. subsp. mossambicensis N,Z
nematopoda HarmsN
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f. var. nodulosa Z,T,MSDescription, Image
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f. var. glabrescens J.B. GillettMSDescription, Image
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f.[Agg]Z,T,MSDescription
nyassana Taub.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
pawekiae Verdc.N
pfundii Taub.GI
rhodesiaca HarmsMSDescription, Image
schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,Z,MS
schliebenii Harms var. mossambicensis (Baker f.) Verdc.N,TDescription, Image
sensitiva Sw.N
sp. A MS
sp. B MS
sp. E N
tenuirama Welw. ex Baker var. tenuirama N
uniflora E. Mey. var. uniflora N,Z,MDescription, Image

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeschynomene
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeschynomene
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aeschynomene
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Aeschynomene.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=738, retrieved 17 March 2018

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