Aeschynomene aphylla Wild

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Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Mt Nhamudimu and Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small branched shrub, up to 1 m. Real leaves reduced to minute brownish scales, branches instead densely covered in green leaf-like modified stipules.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aphylla: without leaves
Habitat: In quartzite grassland and scrub, often near streams.
Altitude range: 1150 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 4 June 2014
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 174.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 140.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 46.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 83 - 84.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 141.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Aeschynomene aphylla

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene aphylla
African Plant Database: Aeschynomene aphylla
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aeschynomene aphylla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeschynomene aphylla
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeschynomene aphylla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeschynomene aphylla
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aeschynomene aphylla
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aeschynomene aphylla
iNaturalist: Aeschynomene aphylla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene aphylla
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene aphylla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene aphylla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene aphylla
Plants of the World Online: Aeschynomene aphylla
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene aphylla
Tropicos: Aeschynomene aphylla
Wikipedia: Aeschynomene aphylla


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: Species information: Aeschynomene aphylla.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130400, retrieved 16 September 2019

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