Aeschynomene cristata Vatke
var. cristata

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Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along D3508 Kalimbeza road

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Status: Native
Description:
Robust shrubby herb forming a dense coppice-like growth up several meters tall, rooting stems procumbent and often immersed, covered with prominent lenticels and erect branches. Branches densely covered with sticky tubercular-based golden-brown hairs. Leaves 4–19 cm long, pinnate with 40–86-leaflets; leaflets linear to oblong, 6–22 mm long, obliquely emarginate at the base, entire or finely serrate, hairless but with ciliolate margins; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 7–20 mm long, straight, spurred, hairy. Inflorescences up to 8-flowered, axillary on a peduncle 3 cm long; pedicels 8–20 mm long; bracts ovate, 4–7 mm long. Calyx 2-lipped. Standard deep yellow to orange-yellow or sometimes brownish-purple, 1.8–3.3 cm long and wide, pubescent above outside; wings deep yellow to orange-yellow; keel petals yellow or brownish, frilled along their lower margins, hairy. Fruit linear, 5–11 cm long, straight or slightly curved, 6–12-jointed, hairless or sparsely hairy, slightly thickened on the margins, more or less straight or slightly constricted between the joints; articles oblong, compressed, mostly smooth or often with some spine-like tubercles up to 1 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cristata: with a crest, referring to the roughly frilled margin of the standard.
Habitat: Along margins of rivers and lakes and in permanent and seasonal swamps in grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1160 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: CAR, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Caprivi Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Images last updated: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Literature:

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. as Aeschynomene cristata

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

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.

Verdcourt, B. (1974). Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca Kirkia 9(2) Pages 390 - 392.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 62 - 75.


Other sources of information about Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata:

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Flora of Botswana: Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata
Flora of Caprivi: Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata
Flora of Malawi: Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata
Flora of Mozambique: Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata
Flora of Zambia: Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

External websites:

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


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: Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130430, retrieved 22 June 2018

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