African Plant Database

Aeschynomene nilotica Taub.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23: 189 (1896)
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aeschynomene morumbensis Baker f. (1926)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial shrubby herb or shrub 1-2,5 m tall, floating in deep water, but erect and rooting in the soil when in shallow water, the lower stems thick, hollow, covered densely with adventitious roots and black tubercles.
Ecology : Swamps, marshes, floodplains, around water holes, etc.; Alchorneetum; swamps with Echinochloa stagnina; 850 (and less)-1350 m alt.
  Namibia, Botswana.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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