3793.000 Aeschynomene L.

Verdcourt, B. (2000) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Stipules present, stipels 0. Leaves alternate or ± paripinnate, 2-many-foliolate. Leaflets subopposite to alternate, asymmetric at base. Inflorescences axillary, less often terminal or leaf-opposed. Bracts entire or 2-3-fid; bracteoles mostly deciduous. Calyx 2-lipped. Corolla usually yellow, orange-yellow or orange, often lined or flushed with purple. Pod linear or elliptic with 1-many articles, usually straight or curved.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and warm zones

Zimbabwe: 26 taxa.

Aeschynomene indica

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) VatkeN,C,EDescription, Image
aphylla Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
bracteosa Welw. ex Baker var. bracteosa NDescription, Image
chimanimaniensis Verdc.[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription
cristata Vatke var. cristata WDescription, Image
elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.NDescription, Image
fluitans PeterN,CDescription, Image
gazensis Baker f.[End][EN]EDescription
grandistipulata Harms[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
indica L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
inyangensis Wild[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription
leptophylla Harms var. leptophylla N,W
mediocris Verdc.N
megalophylla HarmsEDescription, Image
mimosifolia VatkeN,C,E,SDescription, Image
minutiflora Taub. subsp. minutiflora N,W,CDescription, Image
nilotica Taub.W
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f. var. nodulosa C,E,SDescription, Image
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f. var. glabrescens J.B. GillettEDescription, Image
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f.[Agg]C,E,SDescription
nyassana Taub.W,C,EDescription, Image
rhodesiaca HarmsW,C,E,SDescription, Image
schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.C,E
schliebenii Harms var. mossambicensis (Baker f.) Verdc.N,C,EDescription, Image
trigonocarpa Taub. ex Baker f.N,CDescription, Image
uniflora E. Mey. var. uniflora NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aeschynomene:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Aeschynomene
Flora of Caprivi: Aeschynomene
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Aeschynomene
Flora of Malawi: Aeschynomene
Flora of Mozambique: Aeschynomene
Flora of Zambia: Aeschynomene
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aeschynomene

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aeschynomene
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeschynomene
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aeschynomene
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aeschynomene
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene
Plants of the World Online: Aeschynomene
Tropicos: Aeschynomene
Wikipedia: Aeschynomene

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aeschynomene.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=738, retrieved 28 February 2024

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