African Plant Database

Aeschynomene indica L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 713-714 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aeschynomene oligantha Welw. ex Baker (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect subshrubby annual or perennial herb, 0,3-2,5 m tall; stems mostly slender, ± 5 mm Ø at the base but sometimes thick and spongy to 2,5 cm Ø, pubescent, with mostly rather sparse tubercular-based sometimes glandular hairs; etc...
  see more in the book
Ecology : Mostly in wet places, floodplain grassland, flats, pans, swamp margins, pools in Acacia, etc. wooded grassland; desert grassland, bushland, woodland; sometimes on black saline clay soils; ...
  São Tomé; Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa; Madagascar; tropical and subtropical Asia; Australia, N. America. Introduced in the Mascarenes.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Freshwater Wetland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Mascarenes, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 202
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 178
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:220 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 162
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 525
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°63409 modified 2007-03-30
Feedback about this record