3536.010 Chamaecrista Moench

Description of the genus

Herbs. Leaves paripinnate, often with ┬▒ cup-shaped sessile or stalked glands on petiole and/or rhachis. Flowers in 1-many-flowered racemes; pedicels with 2 bracteoles near or above the middle. Sepals 5. Petals 5, yellow. Stamens (4-5)10, all straight or nearly so. Anthers basifixed, longer than their short filaments. Pods flattened, elastically dehiscent, with twisting valves.

Worldwide: c.250 species in the tropics, mostly New World.

Zambia: 17 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
absus (L.) H.S. Irwin & BarnebyB,N,W,C,E,SCb,Mc,E,Lk,WDescription, Image
biensis (Steyaert) LockBW
falcinella (Oliv.) Lock var. parviflora (Steyaert) LockB,C,SN,S,WDescription, Image
falcinella (Oliv.) Lock var. intermedia (Brenan) LockN
fenarolii (Mendon├ža & Torre) LockWNw
gracilior (Ghesq.) LockN,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,S
katangensis (Ghesq.) Lock var. nuda (Steyaert) LockWCb
katangensis (Ghesq.) Lock var. katangensis N,WCb,N
katangensis (Ghesq.) Lock var. A N,CN,Lk
katangensis (Ghesq.) Steyaert[Agg]NN
kirkii (Oliv.) Standl. var. kirkii NN
mimosoides (L.) GreeneB,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
nigricans (Vahl) GreeneNN
parva (Steyaert) LockN,W,ENw,N,Mc
polytricha (Brenan) Lock var. pauciflora BrenanE
robynsiana (Ghesq.) LockW,CNw,C
stricta E. Mey.N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Chamaecrista
Flora of Caprivi: Chamaecrista
Flora of Malawi: Chamaecrista
Flora of Mozambique: Chamaecrista
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Chamaecrista
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chamaecrista

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Chamaecrista.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=694, retrieved 27 January 2023

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