3793.000 Aeschynomene L.

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Stipules present, stipels 0. Leaves alternate or ± paripinnate, 2-many-foliolate. Leaflets subopposite to alternate, asymmetric at base. Inflorescences axillary, less often terminal or leaf-opposed. Bracts entire or 2-3-fid; bracteoles mostly deciduous. Calyx 2-lipped. Corolla usually yellow, orange-yellow or orange, often lined or flushed with purple. Pod linear or elliptic with 1-many articles, usually straight or curved.

Worldwide: 150 species in tropical and warm zones

Malawi: 34 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) VatkeN,C,SDescription, Image
afraspera J. LéonardN,C,S
americana L.S
bracteosa Welw. ex Baker var. bracteosa N,CDescription, Image
cristata Vatke var. cristata C,SDescription, Image
cristata Vatke var. pubescens J.Léonard S
elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.N,C,SDescription, Image
glauca R.E. Fr.C,SDescription, Image
heurckeana BakerN,C
indica L.N,C,SDescription, Image
megalophylla HarmsSDescription, Image
mimosifolia VatkeNDescription, Image
minutiflora Taub. subsp. minutiflora N,C,SDescription, Image
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f. var. nodulosa SDescription, Image
nodulosa (Baker) Baker f.[Agg]SDescription
nyassana Taub.Description, Image
nyikensis BakerN,C,S
oligophylla Harms NDescription, Image
pawekiae Verdc.N
pfundii Taub.S
rubrofarinacea (Taub.) F.White
schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,C,S
schliebenii Harms var. mossambicensis (Baker f.) Verdc.N,C,SDescription, Image
semilunaris Hutch. NDescription, Image
sensitiva Sw.C
solitariiflora J.Léonard N
sp. C N
sp. E N
sparsiflora Baker
stolzii HarmsN
tenuirama Welw. ex Baker var. tenuirama N,S
tenuirama Welw. ex Baker var. hebecarpa Baker[NrEnd]NDescription
trigonocarpa Taub. ex Baker f.NImage
uniflora E. Mey. var. uniflora SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aeschynomene:

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Flora of Botswana: Aeschynomene
Flora of Caprivi: Aeschynomene
Flora of Mozambique: Aeschynomene
Flora of Zambia: Aeschynomene
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aeschynomene
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aeschynomene

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aeschynomene
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aeschynomene
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aeschynomene
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aeschynomene
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Aeschynomene.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=738, retrieved 23 August 2019

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