Aeschynomene brasiliana (Poir.) DC.

Common name

English: Brazilian jointvetch

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Aeschynomene (1)

           Epithet: brasiliana (Poir.) DC. (2)

Synonyms: Aeschynomene biflora (Mill.) Fawc. & Rendle, Aeschynomene guaricana Pittier, Aeschynomene paucijuga DC., Cassia biflora Mill., Cassia houstoniana Collad., Hedysarum brasilianum Poir., Hedysarum hirtum Vell.

biflora => two-flowered

brasiliana => of Brazilian origin

brasilianum => of Brazilian origin

guaricana => of the Guarani, South American Indians

hirtum => hairy, shaggy, rough, rude, unpolished

houstoniana => in honor of William Houstoun (1695-1733), Scottish physician and botanist

paucijuga => few-paired

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Aeschynomene brasiliana at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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