African Plant Database

Aeschynomene leptophylla Harms
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aeschynomene leptophylla Harms var. leptophylla
Taxon infra-specific
Aeschynomene leptophylla var. crassituberculata Verdc.
Aeschynomene leptophylla subsp. magnifoliolata J. Léonard
Aeschynomene leptophylla Harms var. leptophylla
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect subshrub or shrub 0,4-3 m tall, with several shoots, sometimes leafless when flowering, from a woody rootstock, some of the roots being tuberous; mostly appearing after burns;
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland and bushland; often on rocky hillsides; grassy savanna with Loudetia or Andropogon; savanna ± wooded; more rarely in open forests; here and there along road; 900-2280 m alt.
  Comprises 2 subspp., incl. 2 vars.: Subsp. leptophylla with var. leptophylla and var. crassituberculata Verdc.; subsp. magnifoliolata J. Léonard (Katanga).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 176793
Record n°176793
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