Aeschynomene mimosifolia Vatke

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Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial subshrub with slender prostrate or erect stems. It may get up to 2 m tall but is usually much smaller.
Derivation of specific name: mimosifolia: leaves like a Mimosa (2 pinnate)
Habitat: Coming up after seasonal burns. In open woodland, vlei edges and grassland near water.
Altitude range: (metres) 1150 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 July 2007

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.

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. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 101 - 103. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Aeschynomene mimosifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Aeschynomene mimosifolia
Flora of Zambia: Aeschynomene mimosifolia

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

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 mimosifolia., retrieved 24 July 2019

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