African Plant Database

Aeschynomene elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(3): 319 (1894)
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Basionym : Herminiera elaphroxylon Guill. & Perr.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Herminiera elaphroxylon Guill. & Perr. (1832)
 Smithia elaphroxylon (Guill. & Perr.) Baill. (1883)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Smithia grandidieri Baill. (1883)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree, 2-9(-12) m tall, with a swollen pithy often almost conical stem acting as a float; stems with short and long sticky hairs and nearly always with short sharp spines 2-15 mm long; flowers yellow, 30-45 mm.
Ecology : Lakesides and pools; swamps bordering lakes; usually standing in 1-2 m of water (with dense mats of adventitious roots); often in extensive stands; 70-1850 m alt. - Rapidly colonizing rivers and swamps.
  Madagascar (probably introduced); cultivated in Egypt, Java, S. America.
Biol./Eco : Shrub; Humid; Mangrove; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
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see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 63439
Record n°63439
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