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Genus: Aeschynomene

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

More than 150 species, native to tropical and subtropical regions, mainly in Africa and South America. There are about 28 species native to southern Africa, and a further three species that are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Aeschynomene abyssinica

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Aeschynomene afraspera

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Aeschynomene aphylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Aeschynomene bracteosa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Aeschynomene chimanimaniensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Aeschynomene cristata

 

Aeschynomene elaphroxylon

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Aeschynomene fluitans

Aeschynomene gazensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Aeschynomene grandistipulata

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Aeschynomene indica (Shola, Sola)

Aeschynomene inyangensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Aeschynomene leptophylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Aeschynomene mediocris

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Aeschynomene megalophylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Aeschynomene micrantha

 

Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Aeschynomene minutiflora

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Aeschynomene nilotica

 

Aeschynomene nodulosa

Aeschynomene nyassana

 

Aeschynomene pfundii

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Aeschynomene rehmannii

 

Aeschynomene rhodesiaca

Aeschynomene schimperi

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Aeschynomene schliebenii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Aeschynomene trigonocarpa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Aeschynomene uniflora

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Aeschynomene americana

Native from Florida to Argentina.

 

Aeschynomene elephroxylon (Ambatch)

Native to tropical Africa.

 

Aeschynomene falcata

Native to Brazil.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.



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