Aeschynomene bracteosa Welw. ex Baker
var. bracteosa

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Aeschynomene bracteosa var. bracteosa

Lazy-J Farm
Dec 1999
Photo: Mike Bingham

Aeschynomene bracteosa var. bracteosa

Kanyikezhi school
Dec 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Aeschynomene bracteosa var. bracteosa

Kanyikezhi dambo
Dec 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Intricately branched sticky subshrub or tufted pyrophyte, erect, somewhat spreading, or almost prostrate, 7-35 cm high, with a thick woody rootstock. Leaves 12-56 foliolate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal. Flowers in several-flowered inflorescences (not solitary). Fruit of 1 article, sometimes 2, articles glabrous.
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Habitat: Miombo woodland on sandy or gravelly soil.
Altitude range: 900 - 1800 m
Flowering time:May - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,Mc,C,Lk,W
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 August 2017

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 151.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216. as Aeschynomene bracteosa

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 46.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 86 - 87.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aeschynomene bracteosa var. bracteosa., retrieved 30 November 2022

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