African Plant Database

Aeschynomene cristata Vatke
Protologue : Oesterr. Bot. Z. 28(7): 215-216 (1878)
Information on the genus : Aeschynomene
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aeschynomene cristata Vatke var. cristata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aeschynomene mazangayana Baill. (1884)
=Aeschynomene dewevrei De Wild. & T. Durand (1901)
=*Hedysarum aquaticum Bojer
Taxon infra-specific
Aeschynomene cristata Vatke var. cristata
Aeschynomene cristata var. pubescens J. Léonard
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or herb, perennial, with immersed procumbent rooting stems covered with prominent lenticels and erect branches, forming dense coppice-like growths 0,9-3(-6) m tall;
Ecology : Permanent and seasonal swamps; edges of dams, lakes and rivers; 0-1250 m alt.
  Caprivi Strip, Botswana; Madagascar (var. cristata).
  Comprises 2 vars.: Var. cristata; var. pubescens J. Léonard
Biol./Eco : Herb, Shrub; Dry; Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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