African Plant Database

Chamaecrista mwangokae Gereau & G.M. Walters
Protologue : Novon 13(4): 439 (2003)
Information on the genus : Chamaecrista
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with spreading or ascending stems 10-30 cm long and a thick wody rootstock; leaflets in 2-11 pairs, c. 10x4-8 mm; petiolar glands stipitate; inflorescence 1-2-flowered; mature pod, and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Grassland and stony grassy hillsides, with Aloe, Apodytes dimidiata, Asparagus, Dodonaea viscosa, Faurea, Helichrysum, Protea; nearly always found in recently burned areas (perhaps dependent on fire for induction of flowering); 1675-2000 m alt.
  Only known from Iringa Region, S Tanzania. No synonym available in genus Cassia. Similar to Cassia grantii and C. zambesica.
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Record n°125596 modified 2020-03-24
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