Chamaecrista rotundifolia (Pers.) Greene

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Chamaecrista rotundifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
By path near warden's house, Christon Bank

Chamaecrista rotundifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
By path near warden's house, Christon Bank

Chamaecrista rotundifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
By path near warden's house, Christon Bank

Chamaecrista rotundifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
By path near warden's house, Christon Bank

Chamaecrista rotundifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Eco-Lodge

Chamaecrista rotundifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Eco-Lodge

Chamaecrista rotundifolia

Picture: Mark Hyde
Mavhuradonha Wilderness Eco-Lodge

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Synonyms: Cassia rotundifolia Pers.
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Description: Prostrate annual or short-lived perennial herb. Stems up to c. 1 m long with long spreading hairs, slightly woody at the base. Leaves 2-foliolate; petiole 3-8 mm long. Leaflets broadly obovate to almost round, 1 - 4 cm long. Stipules lanceolate, 4-11 mm long. Flowers axillary, yellow on a long slender pedicel, 15 - 75 mm long. Pod linear, flattened, up to c. 50 × 5 mm.
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Derivation of specific name: rotundifolia: round-leaved
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Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical America
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Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Page 122.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213. as Cassia rotundifolia

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 43.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Chamaecrista rotundifolia

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Chamaecrista rotundifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=127000, retrieved 20 September 2019

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