Entada arenaria Schinz
subsp. arenaria

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Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria

Katanga Province, DRC
Oct 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria

Katanga Province, DRC
Mar 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Entada nana Harms subsp. nana
Entadopsis nana (Harms) Gilbert & Boutique
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional to frequent
Status: Native
Suffrutex with erect stems, usually pubescent when young. Leaves with 2-4 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 7-13 pairs. Racemes 1-3 together in leaf axils. Pods straight to strongly curved.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: arenaria: of sandy places
Habitat: Woodland or grassland on Kalahari Sand.
Altitude range: 900 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: In D.R. Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,S,W
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 April 2016

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 19 - 20. as Entada nana

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 196 - 197. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 215. as Entada nana nana

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 45.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 65. as Entada arenaria

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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: Species information: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126500, retrieved 9 December 2023

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