Grona adscendens (Sw.) H.Ohashi & K.Ohashi

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Grona adscendens

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Edge of Aberfoyle Golfcourse

Grona adscendens

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At the bridge of the old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Grona adscendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Grona adscendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Grona adscendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Grona adscendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Essex Road, Vumba

Grona adscendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Essex Road, Vumba

Grona adscendens

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Top of Essex road, near Vumba rd turn-off, Vumba

Grona adscendens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Top of Essex road, near Vumba rd turn-off, Vumba

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Synonyms: Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC. var. robustum B.G. Schub.
Hedysarum adscendens Sw.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate perennial herb rooting at the nodes or sometimes straggling 20-100 cm long. Stems reddish-brown, covered in spreading white hairs when young. Leaves 3-foliolate with leaflets up to 5.5 × 3.5 cm, elliptic to round or obovate, broadly rounded at the apex, almost hairless or with fine very short hairs above, densely hairy beneath; margin entire; petiole 5-30 mm long. Stipules lanceolate, 7-10 mm long,striate, hairy. Inflorescences mostly terminal alax 2-11 cm long with a peduncle 4-10 cm long. Flowers with standard whitish, greenish-blue, pink or mauve, obovate; wings bright pinkish-mauve; keel greenish-white. Fruit 20-25 mm long, of 2-5 articles, semi-elliptic, joined by narrow necks and covered with short hooked hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Various types of woodland and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and tropical America.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 September 2011
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 67. as Desmodium adscendens

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219. as Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

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 47. as Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Ohashi, H. & Ohashi, K. (2019). Desmodium (Leguminosae Tribe Desmodieae) of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands Journal of Japanese Botany 94(3) Page 137.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 59. as Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 97. as Desmodium adscendens var. robustum

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 5 - 21. as Desmodium adscendens var. robustum (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Malawi: Grona adscendens
Flora of Mozambique: Grona adscendens
Flora of Zambia: Grona adscendens

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Grona adscendens
African Plant Database: Grona adscendens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Grona adscendens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Grona adscendens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Grona adscendens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Grona adscendens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Grona adscendens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Grona adscendens
iNaturalist: Grona adscendens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Grona adscendens
JSTOR Plant Science: Grona adscendens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grona adscendens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grona adscendens
Plants of the World Online: Grona adscendens
Tropicos: Grona adscendens
Wikipedia: Grona adscendens


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Grona adscendens.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130770, retrieved 25 September 2021

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