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

Zambia: 45 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) VatkeN,W,CCb,N,C,LkDescription, Image
afraspera J. LéonardEE
baumii Harms var. baumii N,WNw,N
baumii Harms var. kassneri (Harms) Verdc. NN
bracteosa Welw. ex Baker var. bracteosa N,W,CNw,Cb,N,Mc,C,Lk,WDescription, Image
bracteosa Baker var. delicatula (Baker f.) Verdc. NN
bracteosa Baker var. major Verdc. [DD]NLp
cristata Vatke var. cristata B,N,SLpDescription, Image
cristata Vatke var. pubescens J.Léonard NLp
elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.N,Lk,WDescription, Image
fluitans PeterB,N,SLp,S,WDescription, Image
fulgida Baker N,W,CNw,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
glabrescens Baker var. glabrescens Nw
glauca R.E. Fr.N,W,CNw,Cb,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
heurckeana BakerN,WCb,Lp,C
indica L.B,N,W,C,E,SLk,S,WDescription, Image
katangensis De Wild. subsp. sublignosa (De Wild.) J.Léonard WCb
lateriticola Verdc. [VU]WNw
leptophylla Harms var. leptophylla N,Lk
mediocris Verdc.B,W,SCb,S,W
mimosifolia VatkeN,EN,E,CDescription, Image
minutiflora Taub. subsp. minutiflora C,E,SE,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
mossoensis J.Léonard var. pubescens J.Léonard NN
multicaulis Harms NN
nilotica Taub.B,N,SN,C
nyassana Taub.N,W,CNw,Cb,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
oligophylla Harms EMcDescription, Image
pararubrofarinacea J.Léonard Nw
pfundii Taub.N,SN,S
pseudoglabrescens Verdc. [End][LR-lc]N,WCb,NDescription
pygmaea Baker var. hebecarpa J.Léonard N,WNw,N
rubrofarinacea (Taub.) F.White Cb,Mc,C,W
schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,W,C,EN
schliebenii Harms var. mossambicensis (Baker f.) Verdc.EEDescription, Image
semilunaris Hutch. N,C,EN,Mc,CDescription, Image
solitariiflora J.Léonard N,EN,Mc
sp. D WCb,Lp,C
sparsiflora Baker NMc
stipulosa Verdc. [End][VU]WNwDescription
tenuirama Welw. ex Baker var. tenuirama N,W,CNw,C
tenuirama Welw. ex Baker var. hebecarpa Baker[NrEnd]EMcDescription
trigonocarpa Taub. ex Baker f.N,C,SN,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
uniflora E. Mey. var. uniflora B,N,SN,S,WDescription, Image
venulosa Verdc. var. grandis Verdc. NN
venulosa Verdc. var. venulosa NN

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Flora of Botswana: Aeschynomene
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Flora of Malawi: Aeschynomene
Flora of Mozambique: Aeschynomene
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aeschynomene
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aeschynomene

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

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: Genus page: Aeschynomene.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=738, retrieved 18 August 2019

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