Aeschynomene nodulosa (Baker) Baker f.[Agg]

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Common names: False teeth bush (English) Small leaved knuckle-bean (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Usually a slender shrub but occasionally a small tree. Plants are aromatic and fruits, and branches are covered with short, glandular hairs.
Notes: This aggregate species has been created for records where the variety is not known.
In var. nodulosa the leaf rhachis and flower stalks are densely pubescent. This is the common variety found at higher altitudes;
in var. glabrescens these parts are hairless. The latter is found along forest margins and stream sides, at altitudes below 1000m.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In submontane grassland, bracken scrub, open woodland and on rocky ridges.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Apr - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 22.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aeschynomene nodulosa
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene nodulosa
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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., retrieved 25 June 2024

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