Entada arenaria Schinz
subsp. arenaria

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Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria

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Synonyms: Entada nana Harms subsp. nana
Entadopsis nana (Harms) Gilbert & Boutique
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Description:
Suffrutex subshrub with annual stems up to 1 m, growing from a strong perennial rootstock. Leaves with 2-4 pairs of pinnae; leaflets 7-13 pairs per pinna, 2-3.5 cm long, narrowly oblong to ovate oblong, very asymmetrical at the base, more or less pubescent, particularly on the midrib below. Flowers in axillary racemes, 6-12 cm long, pale cream. Pods up to 20 × 6 cm often distinctly curved.
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Derivation of specific name: arenaria: of sandy places
Habitat: In Baikiaea woodland on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 m (approx)
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: In D.R. Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Images last updated: Wednesday 12 December 2007
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 19 - 20. as Entada nana

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 196 - 197. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 215. as Entada nana nana

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 65. as Entada arenaria


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Flora of Botswana: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria
Flora of Caprivi: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria
Flora of Zambia: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria

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African Plant Database: Entada arenaria
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Entada arenaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Entada arenaria
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Entada arenaria
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Entada arenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Entada arenaria
Ispot Southern Africa : Entada arenaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Entada arenaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Entada arenaria
Tropicos: Entada arenaria
West African Plants database: Entada arenaria


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126500, retrieved 28 June 2016

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