African Plant Database

Aeschynomene brevifolia L. ex Poir.
Protologue : Encycl. (Lamarck) 4(2): 451 (1798) 
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hedysarum micranthon Poir.
=Hedysarum micranthos Poir. (1805)
=Aeschynomene micrantha (Poir.) DC. (1825)
=Aeschynomene obovalis Baill. (1884)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Short-lived perennial herb with slender prostrate stems 10-60 cm long, rather densely pubescent, with short grey usually spreading hairs and also with some longer bristly tubercular-based hairs on the young shoots.
Ecology : Sandy places; dunes; grassland; woodland; 0-150 m alt.
  S. Africa; Madagascar, Mascarenes, Comoros. Extremely close to several Americain species (A. falcata, etc.).
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Grassland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa,
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 183418
Record n°183418 modified 2008-04-16
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