Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.
var. vaginalis

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Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Southern margin of Inhamitanga Forest near railway line, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Southern margin of Inhamitanga Forest near railway line, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Southern margin of Inhamitanga Forest near railway line, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Southern margin of Inhamitanga Forest near railway line, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Hedysarum vaginale L.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or spreading procumbent perennial herb, up to 60 cm tall, often woody at the base. Leaves 1-foliolate, up to 6.5 cm long, variable in shape from ovate to oblong-elliptic and nore or less narrowly lanceolate, subcordate at the base, finely hairy with longer hairs above; veining conspicuous on both surfaces; petiole 4-15 mm long. Stipules lanceolate, 7-24 mm long. Inflorescences terminal and leaf-opposed, 2-13 cm long, usually fairly densely flowered. Calyx lobes pubescent. Standard orange, pinkish-buff or purple, often paler than wings and keel; wings mauve, keel magenta, mauve or green with a purple tip. Fruit 1.2-2.5 cm long, well exserted from the calyx, not constricted between the seeds; surface with raised reticulation, velvety.
Type location:
Sri Lanka
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In floodplain grassland, margins of marshland and sandy flats but also in Acacia and Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: Up to 1580 m
Flowering time:B
Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the Paleotropics.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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. As: Alysicarpus vaginalis

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 57.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 36 - 37. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alysicarpus vaginalis
African Plant Database: Alysicarpus vaginalis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alysicarpus vaginalis
JSTOR Plant Science: Alysicarpus vaginalis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alysicarpus vaginalis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alysicarpus vaginalis
Plants of the World Online: Alysicarpus vaginalis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Alysicarpus vaginalis
Tropicos: Alysicarpus vaginalis
Wikipedia: Alysicarpus vaginalis


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130990, retrieved 17 October 2019

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