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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Synonyms:
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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 174.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 140.

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93.


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Flora of Mozambique: Aeschynomene aphylla

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene aphylla
African Plant Database: Aeschynomene aphylla
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aeschynomene aphylla
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aeschynomene aphylla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aeschynomene aphylla
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeschynomene aphylla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeschynomene aphylla
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aeschynomene aphylla
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aeschynomene aphylla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene aphylla
Ispot Southern Africa: Aeschynomene aphylla
JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene aphylla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene aphylla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene aphylla
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene aphylla
Tropicos: Aeschynomene aphylla


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aeschynomene aphylla.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130400, retrieved 27 June 2019

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