3793.000 Aeschynomene L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Stipules present, stipels 0. Leaves alternate or ± paripinnate, 2-many-foliolate. Leaflets subopposite to alternate, asymmetric at base. Inflorescences axillary, less often terminal or leaf-opposed. Bracts entire or 2-3-fid; bracteoles mostly deciduous. Calyx 2-lipped. Corolla usually yellow, orange-yellow or orange, often lined or flushed with purple. Pod linear or elliptic with 1-many articles, usually straight or curved.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and warm zones

Zimbabwe: 26 taxa.

Aeschynomene indica

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) VatkeN,C,E
aphylla Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
bracteosa Welw. ex Baker var. bracteosa N
chimanimaniensis Verdc.[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription
cristata Vatke var. cristata W
elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.NDescription, Image
fluitans PeterNDescription, Image
gazensis Baker f.[End][LR-nt]EDescription
grandistipulata Harms[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
indica L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
inyangensis Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription
leptophylla Harms var. leptophylla N,W
mediocris Verdc.N
megalophylla HarmsEDescription, Image
mimosifolia VatkeN,C,E,SDescription, Image
minutiflora Taub. subsp. minutiflora N,W,CDescription, Image
nilotica Taub.W
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f. var. nodulosa C,E,SDescription, Image
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f. var. glabrescens J.B. GillettEDescription, Image
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f.[Agg]C,E,SDescription
nyassana Taub.W,C,EDescription
rhodesiaca HarmsW,C,E,SDescription, Image
schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.C,E
schliebenii Harms var. mossambicensis (Baker f.) Verdc.N,C,EDescription, Image
trigonocarpa Taub. ex Baker f.N,C
uniflora E. Mey. var. uniflora N

Other sources of information about Aeschynomene:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aeschynomene
Flora of Mozambique: Aeschynomene
Flora of Zambia: Aeschynomene

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aeschynomene.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=738, retrieved 30 October 2014

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