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

Caprivi: 5 taxa.

Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
cristata Vatke var. cristata Description, Image
fluitans PeterDescription, Image
indica L.Description, Image
nilotica Taub.
schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Other sources of information about Aeschynomene:

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Flora of Botswana: Aeschynomene
Flora of Malawi: 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, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Aeschynomene.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=738, retrieved 19 July 2018

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