African Plant Database


Aeschynomene sensitiva Sw.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Prodr. (Swartz) 107 (1788) 
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect much-branched sometimes slightly viscid perennial herb or subshrub 1-2 m tall, mostly blackening on drying; stems pubescent with tubercular-based hairs or glabrescent; leaves sensitive.
Ecology : Lake shores; swampy ground; aquatic meadows; sand banks; 0-1150 m alt.
  Madagascar; introduced in the Mascarenes and Comoros. - West Indies; tropical America.
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Freshwater Wetland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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 Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
carte afrique num 63475
 
Record n°63475
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