Aeschynomene nyassana Taub.

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Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Small shrub, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems several, mostly erect, 15-300 cm tall, hairless to densely covered in sticky glandular hairs. Plants often flowering early when still nearly leafless. Leaves 3-25 cm long, pinnate with 7-40 pairs of leaflets; leaflets 6-24 mm long oblong to ovate-oblong, mucronulate at the apex, hairless; stipules 7-24 mm long linear-lanceolate to ovate. Inflorescences terminal, many-flowered, branched, up to 35 cm long, and with shorter inflorescences from the upper leaf axils. Flowers pale yellow with purple veining; wings longer than the keel. Pods in 1-2 segments, each 12-27 × 9-13 mm, obovate, elliptic or semicircular, flat and papery, hairless or slightly pubescent on the margins.
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Derivation of specific name: nyassana: of Nyasaland (now Malawi).
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland, grassland and bushland, often near swamps or dambos, sometimes in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) 60 - 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; DR Congo, Tanzania, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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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.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3.

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

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 63 - 114. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aeschynomene nyassana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130570, retrieved 18 November 2017

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