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: 34 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.[NrEnd]MSDescription
cristata Vatke var. cristata N,Z,MS,GIDescription, Image
elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.NDescription, Image
fluitans PeterMSDescription, 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 Wild[NrEnd]MSDescription
megalophylla HarmsMSDescription, Image
micrantha (Poir.) DC.GI,M
mimosifolia VatkeN,MSDescription, Image
minutiflora Taub. subsp. grandiflora Verdc.[End]N,Z
minutiflora Taub. subsp. minutiflora N,TDescription, Image
mossambicensis Verdc. subsp. mossambicensis [End]N,Z,MSDescription, Image
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.[NrEnd]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

Other sources of information about Aeschynomene:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aeschynomene
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeschynomene
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aeschynomene
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aeschynomene
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene
Plants of the World Online: Aeschynomene
Tropicos: Aeschynomene
Wikipedia: Aeschynomene

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Aeschynomene.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=738, retrieved 30 November 2023

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