Aeschynomene pseudoglabrescens Verdc.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Subshrubby herb with 1–5 erect stems 15–35 cm tall from a woody rootstock bearing some long tuberous roots; young stems glabrous or very sparsely setulose. Leaves 8–46-foliolate; leaflets 4–13 × 2–4.5 mm, oblong or narrowly oblong, truncate or rounded and mucronulate at the apex, subtruncate or obliquely rounded at the base, glabrous, often glaucous, obscurely minutely punctulate; main nerve central, rest of venation prominent; rhachis and petiole together 1.5–10 cm long, glabrous or with a row of bristly hairs; petiolules 0.5 mm long; stipules 6–2 × 3–6.5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, acute or acuminate, not appendaged or conspicuously unequally appendaged on both sides at the base, leaf-like, glabrous, nervose, persistent. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, 3–12.5 cm long, 6–16-flowered, mostly glabrous; peduncles 10–25 mm long; pedicels 4–12 mm long, glabrous or very sparsely setulose; bracts 3–4 × 1.5–2.5 mm, ovate-oblong, shortly divided into 2 acute triangular lobes, soon deciduous or rarely subpersistent; bracteoles 2–4 × 0.8–1.5 mm, lanceolate, acute, glabrous, at length deciduous. Calyx glabrous, 2-lipped; lips 6–9 × 2–4.5 mm, oblong, one emarginate, the other 3-toothed. Standard yellow, 11 × 5 mm, oblong, slightly widened above; keel petals not laciniate. Fruit of 1 (perhaps sometimes 2 since 2-ovuled ovaries have been seen) almost semicircular article, 8.5–9.5 × 6–6.5 mm, compressed, glabrous, reticulately nerved. Seeds not seen.
From FZ, Vol 3, Part 6, (2000) Author: B. Verdcourt
Type location:
Zambia, Kitwe
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: 1200 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 106.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aeschynomene pseudoglabrescens., retrieved 17 August 2022

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