Aeschynomene mimosifolia Vatke

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Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhabawa Village, Chimanimani Conservation Area bufferzone.

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhabawa Village, Chimanimani Conservation Area bufferzone.

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhabawa Village, Chimanimani Conservation Area bufferzone.

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhabawa Village, Chimanimani Conservation Area bufferzone.

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhabawa Village, Chimanimani Conservation Area bufferzone.

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhabawa Village, Chimanimani Conservation Area bufferzone.

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhabawa Village, Chimanimani Conservation Area bufferzone.

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nhabawa Village, Chimanimani Conservation Area bufferzone.

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial subshrub with slender prostrate or erect stems, growing from a woody rootstock. It may get up to 2 m tall but is usually much smaller. Stems pubescent with glandular tubercular-based hairs. Leaves often in clusters, short, up to 3 cm long, 8–34-foliolate; leaflets linear to oblong, 1–7 mm long, sometimes subfalcate, mostly hairless but often conspicuously glandular-ciliate; main vein more or less marginal; stipules linear- or ovate-lanceolate, 3–6 mm long, more or less persistent. Inflorescences axillary, often aggregated towards the apices of shoots to appear like leafy panicles; peduncle 5–15 mm long; rhachis 1–10 cm long; pedicels 2–5 mm long; bracts 2–3-fid, ovate, 2.5–3 mm long, ciliolate, soon falling; bracteoles ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 2-3 mm long. Calyx finely velvety, 2-lipped, one 2-lobed, the other 3-lobed and often ciliolate. Standard orange-yellow with purple-red veins, 7–8 mm long, emarginate; wings pale yellow, longer than the standard; keel petals greenish with reddish-purple nerves. Pods of 1–2 articles joined by a very narrow neck, hairless or finely velvety on the margins.
Type location:
Kenya
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mimosifolia: with leaves like a Mimosa, referring to the small leaves with small leaflets.
Habitat: In open woodland, vlei edges and grassland near water, often after seasonal burns.
Altitude range: 700 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,E,C
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Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 65.

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 56.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 101 - 103. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene mimosifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene mimosifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene mimosifolia
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene mimosifolia
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Wikipedia: Aeschynomene mimosifolia


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aeschynomene mimosifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130520, retrieved 28 February 2020

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