Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene

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Chamaecrista mimosoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course

Chamaecrista mimosoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course

Chamaecrista mimosoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Chamaecrista mimosoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Chamaecrista mimosoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

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Synonyms: Cassia mimosoides L.
Common names: Fishbone cassia (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or short-lived perennial herb, sometimes prostrate but more commonly growing as an erect subshrub up to 1.2m.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A plant of forest margins, grassland and disturbed ground and road sides.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the tropics of Asia and Africa and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Eurema desjardinsii marshalli (Food plant)
Eurema hecabe solifera (Food plant)
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 212. as Cassia mimosoides

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 251. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 177. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 72. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 63.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 91.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 209.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Chamaecrista mimosoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chamaecrista mimosoides
Tropicos: Chamaecrista mimosoides
West African Plants database: Chamaecrista mimosoides


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: Chamaecrista mimosoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126960, retrieved 2 May 2016

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