Chamaecrista kirkii (Oliv.) Standl.
var. kirkii

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Synonyms: Cassia kirkii Oliv.
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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: Woodland, grassland,
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 June 2013

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 48 - 49. (Includes a picture).

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 126 - 145.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 121. as Cassia kirkii kirkii

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212. as Cassia kirkii kirkii

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chamaecrista kirkii var. kirkii
Flora of Malawi: Chamaecrista kirkii var. kirkii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chamaecrista kirkii var. kirkii

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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: Chamaecrista kirkii var. kirkii., retrieved 22 February 2024

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