Aeschynomene fluitans Peter

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Aeschynomene fluitans

Lower Zambezi NP
May 2013
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Aeschynomene schlechteri Harms ex Baker f.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial aquatic herb. Stems hollow, up to 4.5 m, densely covered in adventitious roots. Leaves up to 8 cm, paripinnate with 16-26 pairs of leaflets; leaflets oblong to linear-oblong, 9-25 mm long, hairless, blue-green; margin entire or finely serrate. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, yellow. Fruit 1.5-5 cm long with a tuberculate ridge around the margin.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: fluitans: floating
Habitat: Floating on the water surface in slow-moving rivers, ponds and floodplains.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, DR Congo, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,S,W
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 August 2017

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 210.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 68.

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Flora of Botswana: Aeschynomene fluitans
Flora of Caprivi: Aeschynomene fluitans
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aeschynomene fluitans
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aeschynomene fluitans

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene fluitans
African Plant Database: Aeschynomene fluitans
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aeschynomene fluitans
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene fluitans
Ispot Southern Africa: Aeschynomene fluitans
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene fluitans
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene fluitans
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene fluitans
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene fluitans
Tropicos: Aeschynomene fluitans

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aeschynomene fluitans., retrieved 24 February 2018

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