Aeschynomene inyangensis Wild

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small shrub up to 1.2 m. Young shoots densely covered with bristly,tubercular-based glandular hairs. Leaves mostly reduced to small linear scales 2-4.5 mm long but sometimes still 12-16-foliolate, up to 10 mm long with minute linear-oblong leaflets 3-4 mm long; stipules thick and congested, ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-7.5 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3-flowered. Standard yellow lined with brown, obovate, 9-11 mm long;wings and keel yellow. Pods with 1-2 articles, joined by a narrow neck, sparsely bristly, margins thickened.
Derivation of specific name: inyangensis: of the Nyanga (Inyanga) area of the Eastern Highlands
Habitat: In montane grassland and scrub, often near streams.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 2500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the greater Nyanga area of Zimbabwe, including Serra Choa, Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 85.

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

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

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.

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) Page 402.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 83.

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

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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 inyangensis., retrieved 14 April 2024

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