Entada dolichorrhachis Brenan

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Entada dolichorrhachis

Kundabwika Falls; Nov 1992.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entada dolichorrhachis

Kundabwika Falls; Dec 2002.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entada dolichorrhachis

Kundabwika Falls
Oct 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entada dolichorrhachis

Kundabwika Falls
Oct 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

Entada dolichorrhachis

Kundabwika Falls
Oct 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mwelikano (Bemba)
Frequency: Occasional to locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex with erect stems, 1-10cm. Leaf prostrate, rachis up to 2 m long, with 10-20 or more pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 6-16 pairs. Racemes 1-2 together in leaf axils, 4-10 cm. long. Pods straight.
Type location:
Zambia, Mpulungu District
Notes: While the stems are short, the leaf rachides creep along the ground, much like a creeping stem.
Derivation of specific name: dolichorrhachis: long rhachis
Habitat: Open woodland or grassland.
Altitude range: 780 - 1620 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Friday 10 November 2017
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 20 - 21. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Entada dolichorrhachis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Entada dolichorrhachis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Entada dolichorrhachis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Entada dolichorrhachis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Entada dolichorrhachis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Entada dolichorrhachis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Entada dolichorrhachis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Entada dolichorrhachis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Entada dolichorrhachis
Ispot Southern Africa: Entada dolichorrhachis
JSTOR Plant Science: Entada dolichorrhachis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Entada dolichorrhachis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Entada dolichorrhachis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Entada dolichorrhachis
Tropicos: Entada dolichorrhachis


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Entada dolichorrhachis.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186420, retrieved 24 November 2017

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