African Plant Database

Aeschynomene americana L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 713 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or decumbent semi-woody herb 0,3-1,5(2) m tall, with glandular-hispid to subglabrous stems; leaves 20-60-foliolate.
Ecology : Native of tropical America. Introduced into W Africa and naturalized around Lake Malawi. Also cultivated. - Widespread in tropical Asia to New Guinea.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry; Grassland; 0-499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.
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Record n°63493
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