Aeschynomene mossambicensis Verdc.
subsp. mossambicensis

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Aeschynomene mossambicensis subsp. mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Aeschynomene mossambicensis subsp. mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Aeschynomene mossambicensis subsp. mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Aeschynomene mossambicensis subsp. mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Aeschynomene mossambicensis subsp. mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Aeschynomene mossambicensis subsp. mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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Status: Native
Description:
Spreading, more or less prostrate, branched annual or sometimes perennial herb 60–90 cm long. Stems hairless or with sparse glandular, tubercle-based hairs. Leaves mostly 8–12-foliolate, up to 4.5 cm long; leaflets oblanceolate-oblong, 3.5–12 mm long, broadly rounded and mucronulate at the apex, hairless, obscurely minutely punctate; stipules lanceolate, 10–23 mm long, closely veined, persistent. Inflorescences axillary, 2.5–1.6 cm long, mostly few-flowered but with numerous groups of spaced bracts, with more or less sparse tubercle-based hairs; peduncle 3–15 mm long; pedicels 1.5–6(11 in fruit) mm long; bracts 3-partite, persistent, each lobe lanceolate, 3–7 mm long. Calyx 2-lipped, hairless. Standard orange or yellow, 4.5–6.5 mm long. Fruit mostly of 1–2 articles joined by a narrow neck, each article with one margin straight, the other strongly curved, 3–5 mm long and wide, with a few scattered small tubercles and very few scattered tubercle-based hairs; stipe long and slender, 7–11 mm long.
Notes: The specimen in the images (Wursten BW1522, BR, EOWBL) appears to be the first record for the Manica-Sofala Division.
Derivation of specific name: mossambicensis: of Mozambique
Habitat: In Brachystegia-Julbernardia woodland, usually on sandy soils.
Altitude range: 10 - 430 m
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Central and northern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Content last updated: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 90 - 91. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeschynomene mossambicensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene mossambicensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene mossambicensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene mossambicensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene mossambicensis
Tropicos: Aeschynomene mossambicensis


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 mossambicensis subsp. mossambicensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=183100, retrieved 25 April 2019

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