Entada chrysostachys (Benth.) Drake

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Entada chrysostachys

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

Entada chrysostachys

Photo: Sally Wynn-Pitman
Just west of the mainroad bridge crossing the Manyame River, Mushumbi Pools, Mbire District, Zambezi Valley

Entada chrysostachys

Photo: Sally Wynn-Pitman
Just west of the mainroad bridge crossing the Manyame River, Mushumbi Pools, Mbire District, Zambezi Valley

Entada chrysostachys

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road from Muzarabani to Mahuwe, Gutsa CL

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Synonyms: Acacia chrysostachys Sweet
Adenanthera chrysostachys Benth.
Entada kirkii Oliv.
Common names: Zambezi entada (English) Zambezi splinter-bean (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Straggling shrub or climber up to 12 m high. Leaves with 3-5 pairs of pinnae without tendrils; leaflets 10-17 pairs, 1.5-3 cm long, oblong to ovate-oblong, hairless or with appressed hairs on both surfaces. Flowers in racemes, single or clustered in the leaf axils, creamy-yellow. Pods 20-45 cm long, thickly leathery, straight or slightly curved.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: In Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 16 - 18.

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 242.


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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 chrysostachys.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126510, retrieved 29 May 2016

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