Entada chrysostachys (Benth.) Drake

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Entada chrysostachys

Lusaka SE, cultivated from seed collected Luangwa Valley, Kakumbi; Oct 2011.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entada chrysostachys

Climber in Mopane Woodland, massive liane;
on Mfuwe – Mwanya road; Nov 2004.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entada chrysostachys

Chienge District, Puta, Luao River; Sep 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entada chrysostachys

Puta, Luao River
Sep 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Acacia chrysostachys Sweet
Adenanthera chrysostachys Benth.
Entada kirkii Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Straggling shrub or climber up to 12 m high. Leaves with 3-5 pairs of pinnae without tendrils; leaflets 10-17 pairs, 1.5-3 cm long, oblong to ovate-oblong, hairless or with appressed hairs on both surfaces. Flowers in racemes, single or clustered in the leaf axils, creamy-yellow. Pods 20-45 cm long, thickly leathery, straight or slightly curved.
Type location:
Notes: The plants from the Luau River very close to the Congo border, appear to be this species.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: The plants from the Luau R. very close to the Congo border, appear to be this species.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: In Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 1 October 2013

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 16 - 18.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 213. (Includes a picture).

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 242.

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.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Entada chrysostachys.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126510, retrieved 1 March 2024

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