Chamaecrista zambesica (Oliv.) Lock

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Chamaecrista zambesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip, Coutada 12

Chamaecrista zambesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip, Coutada 12

Chamaecrista zambesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip, Coutada 12

Chamaecrista zambesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip, Coutada 12

Chamaecrista zambesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip, Coutada 12

Chamaecrista zambesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Cassia zambesica Oliv.
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Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate perennial herb with a slightly woody base, most parts with short and long straight hairs. Leaves paripinnate, up to 5 cm long with a stalked, pin-headed gland on the petiole, 1.2-1.5 mm long; leaflets in 8-14 pairs, asymmetrically oblong, 9-14 mm long; midrib strongly to one side. Stipules narrowly ovate-triangular. Flowers 1-4 together, supra-axillary on pedicels 1-1.5 cm long. Petals yellow, c. 7 mm long; stamens 10. Pods 3.8 cm long, pubescent with long hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zambesica: of the Zambezi, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In grassland and abandoned areas of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 950 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 27 April 2016
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 128 - 130.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 60. as Senna zambesiaca

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213. as Cassia zambesica

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 43. as Chamaecrista zambesiaca


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chamaecrista zambesica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127030, retrieved 22 September 2017

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