3536.010 Chamaecrista Moench

Description of the genus

Herbs. Leaves paripinnate, often with ± cup-shaped sessile or stalked glands on petiole and/or rhachis. Flowers in 1-many-flowered racemes; pedicels with 2 bracteoles near or above the middle. Sepals 5. Petals 5, yellow. Stamens (4-5)10, all straight or nearly so. Anthers basifixed, longer than their short filaments. Pods flattened, elastically dehiscent, with twisting valves.

Worldwide: c.250 species in the tropics, mostly New World.

Caprivi: 4 taxa.

Chamaecrista falcinella var. parviflora

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SpeciesContent
absus (L.) H.S. Irwin & BarnebyDescription, Image
biensis (Steyaert) Lock
falcinella (Oliv.) Lock var. parviflora (Steyaert) LockDescription, Image
mimosoides (L.) GreeneDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chamaecrista:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Chamaecrista
Flora of Malawi: Chamaecrista
Flora of Mozambique: Chamaecrista
Flora of Zambia: Chamaecrista
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Chamaecrista
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chamaecrista

External websites:

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

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 Caprivi: Genus page: Chamaecrista.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=694, retrieved 19 July 2019

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