Chamaecrista falcinella (Oliv.) Lock
var. parviflora (Steyaert) Lock

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Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

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Synonyms: Cassia falcinella Oliv. var. parviflora Steyaert
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or ascending annual herb, sometimes slightly woody at the base. Stems with short crisped and long straight spreading hairs. Leaves paripinnate, 4–5.5 cm long with a single, sessile, elliptic to circular gland on the petiole just below the first pair of leaflets; rachis channelled above, ciliate on the channel margins and hairy beneath. Leaflets in 9–19 pairs, narrowly oblong-ovate, 4–14 mm long, almost straight, asymmetric at the base, sparsely hairy above, more densely so beneath, venation very prominent beneath; margins ciliate; stipules narrowly falcate-triangular, 9–14.5 mm long, apex long pointed, base strongly asymmetric, with one side rounded to cordate and decurrent, venation very prominent; margins ciliate. Inflorescences supra-axillary, 2–3-flowered on pedicels 1–2 cm long, spreading hairy. Sepals narrowly ovate, 5–9 mm long, hairy outside. Petals broadly obovate to elliptic, 4–10 mm long, yellow. Stamens 10. Pods 3.5–4 cm long, sparsely hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: parviflora: small flowered.
Habitat: In grassy places in mopane and mixed woodland, on flood plains and in dambos.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania; Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 1 March 2018
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 132 - 133.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 250. as Chamaecrista falcinella (Includes a picture).

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 43.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 53. as Chamaecrista falcinella

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 62.


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Flora of Botswana: Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora
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Flora of Zambia: Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chamaecrista falcinella
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chamaecrista falcinella
The Plant List (version 1.1): Chamaecrista falcinella
Tropicos: Chamaecrista falcinella


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126920, retrieved 25 April 2018

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