Aeschynomene oligophylla Harms

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Aeschynomene oligophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Aeschynomene oligophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road between Kaperekeza turn-off and Chelinda, Nyika National Park

Aeschynomene oligophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Aeschynomene oligophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Aeschynomene oligophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrubby herb, 6–45 cm tall, with many stems from a woody rootstock, flowering after burns. Leaves erect, pressed to the stem, 2–4-foliolate; leaflets obovate to oblanceolate-oblong, 4–13 mm long, somewhat falcate, rather thick, hairless, 3–6-veined from the base; petiole and rhachis together mostly 2–4 mm long, with a line of hairs beneath; stipules obovate-oblong or oblong-elliptic, leaf-like, 6-18, obliquely appendaged at the base on one side, persistent. Inflorescences axillary, several-flowered; peduncle 1–1.5 cm long, sparsely pubescent or hairless; pedicels mostly 2–4 mm long; bracts 2-lobed, persistent, some 3-partite, corresponding to 2 stipules and a reduced leaf. Calyx 2-lipped, the one 2-toothed, the other 3-toothed. Standard yellow or orange, 10–13 mm long. Fruit reflexed, with 1 or 2 articles joined by a very narrow neck, each article more or less semicircular, 6–8 × 5–7 mm, hairless; margin somewhat thickened.
Type location:
Syntypes from Malawi and Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oligophylla: with few leaves.
Habitat: Seasonally burnt montane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern DRC, southern Tanzania, northern Malawi and northeastern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Content last updated: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 152.

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 94 - 95. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Aeschynomene oligophylla

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene oligophylla
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aeschynomene oligophylla
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeschynomene oligophylla
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene oligophylla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene oligophylla
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene oligophylla
Tropicos: Aeschynomene oligophylla


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 oligophylla.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=195820, retrieved 14 November 2018

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