Aeschynomene aphylla Wild

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Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to mountain hut on plateau above Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park.

Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to mountain hut on plateau above Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park.

Aeschynomene aphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to mountain hut on plateau above Bailey's Folly, Chimanimani National Park.

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small branched shrub, up to 1 m. Real leaves reduced to minute brownish scales, branches instead densely covered in green leaf-like modified stipules.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: aphylla: without leaves
Habitat: In quartzite grassland and scrub, often near streams.
Altitude range: (metres) 1150 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 2 August 2014
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 83 - 84.

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 141.


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African Plant Database: Aeschynomene aphylla
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aeschynomene aphylla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeschynomene aphylla
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeschynomene aphylla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeschynomene aphylla
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aeschynomene aphylla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene aphylla
Ispot Southern Africa : Aeschynomene aphylla
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene aphylla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene aphylla
Tropicos: Aeschynomene aphylla
West African Plants database: Aeschynomene aphylla


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: Aeschynomene aphylla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130400, retrieved 25 July 2016

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