Aeschynomene grandistipulata Harms

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Aeschynomene grandistipulata

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Path to Skeleton Pass, Chimanimani National Park

Aeschynomene grandistipulata

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Path to Skeleton Pass, Chimanimani National Park

Aeschynomene grandistipulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Outward Bound School, Chimanimani

Aeschynomene grandistipulata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Outward Bound, Chimanimani

Aeschynomene grandistipulata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Outward Bound, Chimanimani

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Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub up to 3 m tall. Young branchlets dark purplish-brown. Leaves somewhat fleshy, bluish-green; leaflets 14-22, oblong-elliptic, 1.2-3 cm long, rounded but mucronulate at the apex; margin entire or sometimes ciliolate. Stipules very large and conspicuous up to 3.7 × 3 cm, ovate-elliptic, hairless,eventually deciduous. Flowers in many-flowered axillary, often branched inflorescences, yellow to orange, purple-veined with a dark reddish patch at the base of the standard. Fruit of 3 semicircular articles, each c. 8 × 5 mm, joined by very narrow necks, hairless or sparsely ciliate.
Derivation of specific name: grandistipulata: with large stipules
Habitat: In bracken scrub, sandstone crags and on quartzite rock.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 21 January 2010

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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

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Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 57.

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

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.

Verdcourt, B. (1974). Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca Kirkia 9(2) Pages 398 - 399.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 80.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene grandistipulata
African Plant Database: Aeschynomene grandistipulata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aeschynomene grandistipulata
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JSTOR Plant Science: Aeschynomene grandistipulata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene grandistipulata
Plants of the World Online: Aeschynomene grandistipulata
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Wikipedia: Aeschynomene grandistipulata

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: Species information: Aeschynomene grandistipulata., retrieved 19 May 2024

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