Aeschynomene nyassana Taub.

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Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Along drive to Mafone rd.

Aeschynomene nyassana

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems several, mostly erect, 15-300 cm tall, hairless to densely covered in sticky glandular hairs. Plants often flowering early when still nearly leafless. Leaves 3-25 cm long, pinnate with 7-40 pairs of leaflets; leaflets 6-24 mm long oblong to ovate-oblong, mucronulate at the apex, hairless; stipules 7-24 mm long linear-lanceolate to ovate. Inflorescences terminal, many-flowered, branched, up to 35 cm long, and with shorter inflorescences from the upper leaf axils. Flowers pale yellow with purple veining; wings longer than the keel. Pods in 1-2 segments, each 12-27 × 9-13 mm, obovate, elliptic or semicircular, flat and papery, hairless or slightly pubescent on the margins.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyassana: of Nyasaland (now Malawi).
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland, grassland and bushland, often near swamps or dambos, sometimes in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) 60 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; DR Congo, Tanzania, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 151.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3.

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

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 63 - 114. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Malawi: Aeschynomene nyassana
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene nyassana
African Plant Database: Aeschynomene nyassana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene nyassana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene nyassana
Plants of the World Online: Aeschynomene nyassana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene nyassana
Tropicos: Aeschynomene nyassana
Wikipedia: Aeschynomene nyassana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aeschynomene nyassana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130570, retrieved 14 July 2020

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