Aeschynomene rhodesiaca Harms

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Aeschynomene rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Aeschynomene rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Aeschynomene rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Aeschynomene rhodesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Perennial herb with prostrate stems, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves pinnate with 4-7 pairs of oblanceolate leaflets, blue-green; stipules large and leaf-like. Flowers in few-flowered, axillary inflorescences, bright yellow with feint red veining. Pods in 1-3 segments.
Derivation of specific name: rhodesiaca: of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Habitat: In moist grassland among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 30 July 2015

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. (1974). Summary of the Leguminosae - Papilionoideae - Hedysareae (sensu lato) of Flora Zambesiaca Kirkia 9(2) Page 412.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 92 - 93.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aeschynomene rhodesiaca., retrieved 20 February 2018

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