Aeschynomene nodulosa (Baker) Baker f.
var. glabrescens J.B. Gillett

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Aeschynomene nodulosa var. glabrescens

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Status: Native
See var. nodulosa for general description. This variety is almost completely hairless and lacks the glandular hairs on the stems, petiole, leaf rhachis, inflorescences and fruits. It is found at lower altitudes.
Derivation of specific name: nodulosa: bearing nodules;
glabrescens: becoming hairless.
Habitat: Along forest margins and stream sides.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1000 m
Flowering time:Apr - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Limpopo, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 383 - 384.

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.

Gillett, J.B. (1960). What is Aeschynomene leptobotrya Harms ex Baker f.? Kew Bulletin 14(3) Page 334.

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 394 - 396.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 78.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene nodulosa
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Wikipedia: Aeschynomene nodulosa

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 nodulosa var. glabrescens., retrieved 5 March 2024

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