Aeschynomene nilotica Taub.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: nilotica: from the valley of the Nile
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,C
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216.

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.

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) Pages 62 - 73. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Aeschynomene nilotica
Flora of Caprivi: Aeschynomene nilotica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aeschynomene nilotica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene nilotica
African Plant Database: Aeschynomene nilotica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aeschynomene nilotica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeschynomene nilotica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aeschynomene nilotica
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iNaturalist: Aeschynomene nilotica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene nilotica
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene nilotica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene nilotica
Plants of the World Online: Aeschynomene nilotica
Tropicos: Aeschynomene nilotica
Wikipedia: Aeschynomene nilotica

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aeschynomene nilotica., retrieved 9 December 2023

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