Aeschynomene indica L.

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Aeschynomene indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 7, Zambezi National Park.

Aeschynomene indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 7, Zambezi National Park.

Aeschynomene indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 7, Zambezi National Park.

Aeschynomene indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 7, Zambezi National Park.

Aeschynomene indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 7, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Aeschynomene oligantha Welw. ex Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect shrubby annual, up to 2.5 m. Leaves compound with 16-50 leaflets. Leaves sometimes sensitive. Inflorescences leaf-opposed or axillary with 1-6 flowers. Flowers cream to pale yellow with reddish or purple lines, particularly on the outside. Pods 2.5-5 cm long, slightly constricted on one side.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: indica: of India
Habitat: In grassland and scrub, usually in very wet places such as floodplains, river edges, pans and swamps.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, Asia, Australia and North America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 22 February 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 151.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 65.

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 46.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 56.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

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 210.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 67 - 68.


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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: Aeschynomene indica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130470, retrieved 11 December 2016

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