3536.010 Chamaecrista Moench

Description of the genus

Herbs. Leaves paripinnate, often with ┬▒ cup-shaped sessile or stalked glands on petiole and/or rhachis. Flowers in 1-many-flowered racemes; pedicels with 2 bracteoles near or above the middle. Sepals 5. Petals 5, yellow. Stamens (4-5)10, all straight or nearly so. Anthers basifixed, longer than their short filaments. Pods flattened, elastically dehiscent, with twisting valves.

Worldwide: c.250 species in the tropics, mostly New World.

Zimbabwe: 16 taxa.

Chamaecrista absus

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
absus (L.) H.S. Irwin & BarnebyN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
biensis (Steyaert) LockW,C,S
dimidiata (Roxb.) LockW,E
falcinella (Oliv.) Lock var. parviflora (Steyaert) LockN,W,C,S
fenarolii (Mendon├ža & Torre) LockN,W,C,E,S
gracilior (Ghesq.) LockN,W,C
katangensis (Ghesq.) Lock var. nuda (Steyaert) LockW
kirkii (Oliv.) Standl. var. kirkii N,E
mimosoides (L.) GreeneN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
parva (Steyaert) LockN,C,E
polytricha (Brenan) Lock var. polytricha E
polytricha (Brenan) Lock var. pauciflora BrenanE
rotundifolia (Pers.) GreeneN,CDescription, Image
stricta E. Mey.W,C,E,S
wittei (Ghesq.) LockE
zambesica (Oliv.) LockE

Other sources of information about Chamaecrista:

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Flora of Botswana: Chamaecrista
Flora of Malawi: Chamaecrista
Flora of Mozambique: Chamaecrista
Flora of Zambia: Chamaecrista
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Chamaecrista

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chamaecrista
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chamaecrista
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chamaecrista
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chamaecrista
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chamaecrista

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Chamaecrista.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=694, retrieved 4 September 2015

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