Entada arenaria Schinz
subsp. microcarpa (Brenan) J.Ross

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Entada arenaria subsp. microcarpa

Sand plain; Salujinga; Nov 2006.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entada arenaria subsp. microcarpa

Sand plain; Kamukanda; Dec 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Entada nana Harms subsp. microcarpa Brenan
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional to frequent
Status: Native
Suffrutex with stems annual, erect 5-25 cm. high. Pods nearly straight or slightly falcate.
Type location:
Zambia, Mwinilunga District
Notes: The smaller size of plant, with nearly straight pods, and a more northern distribution distinguish this from subsp. arenaria.
Derivation of specific name: microcarpa: small fruit
Habitat: Mostly grassland, or woodland on Kalahari Sand.
Altitude range: 900 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Katanga Province of D.R. Congo, and NW Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Tuesday 1 October 2013

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

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: Entada arenaria subsp. microcarpa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186400, retrieved 28 September 2023

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