Chamaecrista parva (Steyaert) Lock

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Synonyms: Cassia parva Steyaert
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Status: Native
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Habitat: Grassland
Altitude range: 1450 - 2400 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc
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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 - 142. (Includes a picture).

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 parva

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

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 63.

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Flora of Botswana: Chamaecrista parva
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chamaecrista parva
Flora of Malawi: Chamaecrista parva
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chamaecrista parva

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chamaecrista parva
African Plant Database: Chamaecrista parva
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chamaecrista parva
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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 parva., retrieved 4 March 2024

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