Aeschynomene minutiflora Taub.
subsp. minutiflora

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Aeschynomene minutiflora subsp. minutiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Aeschynomene minutiflora subsp. minutiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Aeschynomene minutiflora subsp. minutiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Aeschynomene minutiflora subsp. minutiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect, sparsely branched annual herb, 15-60 cm high. Leaves mostly 6-12-foliolate, 5-25 mm long; leaflets, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 5-13 mm long, often emarginate and mucronulate at the apex, hairless, with minute translucent dots. Stipules leaf-like, lanceolate, 4-18 mm long. Inflorescences terminal on lateral branches, 4-8-flowered. Standard creamy-white, often tinged dull orange-yellow inside and green-veined below; wings creamy-white with tips or upper margins orange-yellow; keel creamy white. Fruit of 1-2 articles, joined by a narrow neck, each c. 2.5 × 2.2 mm, minutely tuberculate.
Notes: The specimen in the photos best matched herbarium material of this speciese. However it was smaller in habit than most and many leaves had less than 6 leaflets.
Derivation of specific name: minutiflora: with very small flowers
Habitat: In Brachystegia and mopane woodland, often in thin sandy soil over rock or in sandy river beds.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 1830 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Images last updated: Friday 23 December 2011
Literature:

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 65.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216. As: Aeschynomene minutiflora

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 46.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 56.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 87 - 88.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aeschynomene minutiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aeschynomene minutiflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aeschynomene minutiflora
Tropicos: Aeschynomene minutiflora


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: Aeschynomene minutiflora subsp. minutiflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130530, retrieved 23 November 2017

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