Entada arenaria Schinz
subsp. arenaria

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Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria

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Synonyms: Entada nana Harms subsp. nana
Entadopsis nana (Harms) Gilbert & Boutique
Common names:
Suffrutex subshrub with annual stems up to 1 m, growing from a strong perennial rootstock. Leaves with 2-4 pairs of pinnae; leaflets 7-13 pairs per pinna, 2-3.5 cm long, narrowly oblong to ovate oblong, very asymmetrical at the base, more or less pubescent, particularly on the midrib below. Flowers in axillary racemes, 6-12 cm long, pale cream. Pods up to 20 × 6 cm often distinctly curved.
Derivation of specific name: arenaria: of sandy places
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: In D.R. Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola.
Botswana distribution:
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 19 - 20. as Entada nana

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 196 - 197. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 215. as Entada nana nana

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 45.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 65. as Entada arenaria

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Flora of Caprivi: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria
Flora of Zambia: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Entada arenaria
African Plant Database: Entada arenaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Entada arenaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Entada arenaria
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iNaturalist: Entada arenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Entada arenaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Entada arenaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Entada arenaria
Plants of the World Online: Entada arenaria
Tropicos: Entada arenaria
Wikipedia: Entada arenaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Entada arenaria subsp. arenaria.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126500, retrieved 24 July 2024

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