African Plant Database

Aeschynomene uniflora E. Mey.
Protologue : Comm. Pl. Afr. Austr. 123 (1836) 
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aeschynomene uniflora E. Mey. var. uniflora
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Smithia bernieri Baill. (1884)
=Aeschynomene papulosa Welw. ex Baker (1871)
Taxon infra-specific
Aeschynomene uniflora E. Mey. var. uniflora
Aeschynomene uniflora var. grandiflora Verdc.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect shrubby herb, often an annual (or short-lived perennial) with shoots to 1 m tall but spreading ± horizontally through grass to 4 m (?4,5); stems covered with tubercular-based hairs; leaves sensitive.
Ecology : Swamps; marshy grassland; riverside bushland, etc.; also a weed in rice fields; wet places; even in water; dambo fringes; sandy river beds; Echinochloa grassland; 0-1650 m alt.
  S. Africa; Madagascar; Comoros; Mascarenes (naturalized).
  Comprises 2 vars.
  Formerly cultivated in Jawa.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Subhumid, Dry; Freshwater Wetland; 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa,
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 176807
Record n°176807
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