Aeschynomene 
  • pega-pega


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Aeschynomene . Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000000811. Accessed on: 04 Dec 2020'

General Information

Herbs or shrublets. Vegetative and reproductive parts covered usually with viscid tubercular-based trichomes. Stems erect or creeping, often hollow. Stipules spurred below point of insertion, peltate or unilaterally auriculate, caducous. Leaves paripinnate, 20- to many foliolate, often sensitive; leaflets opposite, subsessile, with 1 midvein or 2 to several primary veins. Inflorescences usually axillary, usually racemose, with several flowers; bracts paired, stipule-shaped, not spurred, persistent or caducous, margin denticu­late. Flower small to medium-sized. Bracteoles present. Hypanthium short. Calyx membranous, usually 2-lipped, abaxial lip 3-lobed, adaxial lip 2-lobed. Corolla usually yellow; standard orbicular, large; wings without an auricle; keels curved, with a small beak. Stamens diadelphous (5+5) or basally connate; anthers uniform. Ovary linear, with numerous ovules; style filiform, inflexed; stigma terminal. Legume a loment, compressed, stipitate, divided into 4-8 articles, surface often muricate. Seed 1 per article.

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    AESCHYNOMENE L.

    Por Velva E. Rudd

    Hierbas, arbustos o árboles pequeños, glabros a densamente pubescentes, a menudo híspido-glandulares. Hojas generalmente paripinnadas; folíolos 5–numerosos, alternos o a veces subopuestos, estipelas ausentes; estípulas peltadas, apendiculadas por abajo del punto de unión o unidas en la base, comúnmente persistentes. Inflorescencias racimos simples o compuestos, axilares o terminales, brácteas presentes, bractéolas apareadas en la base del cáliz; cáliz bilabiado o campanulado con 5 lobos subiguales; pétalos glabros a pubescentes, blancos o amarillentos a rojos o purpúreos; estambres 10, monadelfos o diadelfos (5:5). Frutos lomentáceos, (1–) 2–18-articulados; semillas reniformes.

    Género principalmente tropical y subtropical con ca 150 especies de América, Africa, Asia y Australia; 15 especies se encuentran en Nicaragua. Varias especies han sido usadas como árboles de sombra.

    V. Rudd. The American species of Aeschynomene. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 32: 1–172. 1955; V. Rudd. Supplementary studies in Aeschynomene, I. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 49: 45–52. 1959.

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    Hierbas, sufrútices, arbustos o arbolitos, las ramitas glabras o densamente pubescentes, a menudo glandular- híspidas, sin espinas; estípulas a veces peltadas o apendiculadas, persistentes o deciduas. Hojas subim- paripinnadamente compuestas; pecíolo sin nectarios glandulares; raquis sin nectarios glandulares; folíolos 5–80, alternos o subopuestos, enteros o (rara vez) diminutamente dentados o aserrados. Infls. terminales y/o axilares, racemosas a paniculadas o de fls. fasciculadas (en CR). Fls. blancas, amarillentas a rojas o púrpura, zigomorfas, pediceladas; sépalos connatos en un cáliz bilabiado a campanulado; pétalos 5, separados, el estandarte orbicular, unguiculado; estambres 10, los filamentos connatos (excepto a menudo con 1 separado); anteras sin glándulas. Frs. verdosos a negruzcos (cuando secos), lineares o (rara vez) ovados a suborbiculares, lateralmente comprimidos o ± convexos, coriáceos, lomentáceos, con 1–15 artículos (en CR); semillas 1– varias, café pálido a negras, reniformes, sin arilo.

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  • Herbs, shrubs, or small trees; stems terete, finely striate, unarmed. Leaves

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  • alternate, subimparipinnate, 1-10 cm long; leaflets 5-80, alternate or subopposite, subsessile, 2-40 mm long, 1-20 mm wide, glabrous to sericeous, often minutely glandular-punctate, 1-several costate; petioles 2-40 mm long; stipules peltate, appendiculate below the point of attachment or attached at the base and not appendiculate, membranous or foliaceous, persistent or caducous. Inflores- cences racemose, paniculate, fasciculate, or rarely solitary, axillary or terminal, bracteate, bractlets paired and subtending calyxes, pedicels glabrous to pubes- cent, usually glandular. Flowers 5-15 mm long; calyx bilabiate to campanulate, commonly persistent; corolla yellowish to red or purple, petals usually clawed; stamens 10, essentially diadelphous, 5:5, filaments united into a sheath, open on carinal side, and with splitting on vexillar side delayed or merely incipient; anthers dorsifixed, or occasionally basifixed; pollen ellipsoidal, tricolpate; ovary 2-18 ovulate, rarely 1-ovulate, sessile or short stipitate; style incurved, not bearded; stigma terminal. Fruit a loment, (1-)2-18-articulate, subsessile to long stipitate, laterally compressed, occasionally torulose; seeds reniform, smooth, sublustrous, light brown to black, hilum circular, embryo axile, slightly bent, endosperm pres- ent, cotyledons fleshy. Chromosomes: n = 10.

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  • "Cal deeply bilabiate, the tube short, the 2 lips divergent, foliaceous, shallowly lobed; pet subequal, clawed; standard suborbicular to ovate; wings narrowly obovate; keel boat-shaped, obtuse; stamens diadelphous, the filament-tube cleft above and below into 2 groups of 5 stamens each; fr stipitate, elongate, indehiscent, transversely segmented and eventually separating into reticulately veined, 1-seeded joints, herbs (in the tropics shrubs) with pinnately compound lvs and mostly yellow fls in axillary racemes. 150, mostly warm reg."

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    Morphology

    Fruit linear or elliptic, compressed, straight, slightly curved or in one case rolled into a spiral, shortly to distinctly stipitate, mostly exserted from the calyx, the sutural nerve entire, crenulate, 1–28-jointed; articles disarticulating, round, elliptic or rectangular, flat or slightly convex, smooth or tuberculate, sometimes papery, nearly always indehiscent.

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    Seeds oblong, reniform or lunate, sometimes slightly beaked; hilum small, often eccentric; rim-aril not developed or rarely slightly so.

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    Ovary linear, usually stipitate, 2–28-ovuled; style inflexed, mostly glabrous; stigma terminal.

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    Erect or prostrate shrubs, subshrubs or annual or perennial herbs or in very few cases climbers, mostly covered with tubercular-based hairs.

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    Leaves alternate or subfasciculate on short lateral branches, paripinnately 2–many-foliolate (one species is aphyllous, and one Brazilian species is unifoliolate); stipules truncate or produced below the point of attachment, membranous to leaf-like in texture, persistent or deciduous; stipels absent.

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    Inflorescences axillary or less often terminal or leaf-opposed, falsely racemose or paniculate, rarely umbellate, or sometimes flowers solitary to ternate or in fascicles; bracts entire or 2–3-fid, persistent or deciduous, rarely wanting; bracteoles inserted below the calyx, mostly deciduous.

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    Calyx either 2-lipped, the lips practically free, the upper lip entire or 2-fid, the lower entire or 3-fid, or campanulate with subequal lobes.

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    Flowers small to fairly large, mostly yellow, often lined with purple.

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    Stamens monadelphous or rarely diadelphous, sometimes in 2 joined groups of 5 or the vexillary filament free in a few species; anthers uniform (see below).

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    Standard mostly rounded or pandurate, often emarginate, shortly clawed, often with thickenings at the base of the limb and tiny appendages at the base of the claw; wings straight or falcate, oblong or obovate with lateral spur and a series of small pockets; keel petals either partly joined or adhering only by means of the marginal fimbriations when present.

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    Ovary linear, usually stipitate, 2–28-ovuled; style inflexed, mostly glabrous; stigma terminal

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    Stamens monadelphous or rarely diadelphous, sometimes in 2 joined groups of 5 or the vexillary filament free in a few species; anthers uniform (see below)

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    Standard mostly rounded or pandurate, often emarginate, shortly clawed, often with thickenings at the base of the limb and tiny appendages at the base of the claw; wings straight or falcate, oblong or obovate with lateral spur and a series of small pockets; keel-petals either partly joined or adhering only by means of the marginal fimbriations when present

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    Flowers small to fairly large, mostly yellow, often lined with purple

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    Seeds oblong, reniform or lunate, sometimes slightly beaked; hilum small, often eccentric; rim-aril not developed or rarely slightly so.

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    Pods linear or elliptic, compressed, straight, slightly curved or in one case rolled into a spiral, shortly to distinctly stipitate, mostly exserted from the calyx, the sutural nerve entire, crenulate, 1–28-jointed; articles disarticulating, round, elliptic or rectangular, flat or slightly convex, smooth or tuberculate, sometimes papery, nearly always indehiscent

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    Calyx either 2-lipped, the lips practically free, the upper lip entire or bifid, the lower entire or trifid, or campanulate with subequal lobes

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    Inflorescences axillary or less often terminal or leaf-opposed, falsely racemose or paniculate, rarely umbellate, or sometimes flowers solitary to ternate or in fascicles; bracts entire or 2–3-fid, persistent or deciduous, rarely wanting; bracteoles inserted below the calyx, mostly deciduous

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    Leaves alternate or subfasciculate on short lateral branches, paripinnately 2–many-foliolate; stipules truncate or produced below the point of attachment, membranous to foliaceous, persistent or deciduous; stipels absent

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    Erect or prostrate shrubs, subshrubs or annual or perennial herbs or in very few cases climbers, mostly covered with tubercular-based hairs

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    Herbes , suffrutex ou arbustes, très rarement volubiles, à indument généralement composé de poils bulbeux; tiges florifères parfois aphylles.'Feuilles'pennées, alternes ou subfasciculées sur de courts rameaux latéraux; stipules appendiculées ou non, membraneuses ou ± coriaces ou ± foliacées, caduques ou persistantes; rachis souvent terminé par une courte pointe; stipelles nulles; folioles 2-∞, alternes à opposées souvent sur le même rachis, généralement asymétriques à la base, subsessiles, à nervure principale médiane à marginale.'Inflorescences'axillaires, parfois terminales, rarement oppositifoliées, généralement lâches, en racèmes ou en panicules, parfois en fascicules ou fleurs solitaires à ternées, rarement en ombelles; bractées entières à 2-3-séquées, généralement petites, caduques ou persistantes, rarement nulles.'Fleurs'toujours visibles; bractéoles insérées sous le calice, généralement caduques; réceptacle campanulé, très court; calice soit bilabié à lèvres sublibres avec la supérieure entière à bifide et l'inférieure entière à trifide, soit campanulé1; corolle généralement jaunâtre et striée de rouge; pétales le plus souvent courtement onguiculés; étendard de formes diverses, assez souvent rétréci au milieu, généralement émarginé, présentant souvent 2 bourrelets ou épaississements au-dessus de l'onglet, parfois muni près de la base de l'onglet de 2 petits appendices latéraux; ailes rectilignes ou ± falciformes, unilatéralement appendiculées à la base, munies unilatéralement de séries de petites poches transversales, libres ou adhérentes entre elles; carène à pièces légèrement ou fortement incurvées, unilatéralement appendiculées à la base, lâchement unies par des découpures marginales ou entières et partiellement soudées entre elles, à onglet souvent genouillé; étamines 10, inégales, soudées sur les 2/3 ou la 1/2 de leur longueur en un tube fendu d'un côté, souvent en 2 phalanges à l'état adulte, très rarement étamine vexillaire libre; anthères semblables, parfois dissemblables, dorsifixes à subbasifixes; ovaire linéaire, ordinairement stipité; stipe inséré au centre du réceptacle, souvent accrescent; disque très court, annulaire; ovules (1)2-18; style infléchi-genouillé, généralement glabre, à base souvent persistante au sommet de la gousse; stigmate terminal.'Gousses'linéaires ou elliptiques, comprimées, rectilignes ou faiblement arquées, rarement enroulées en spirale, courtement à longuement stipitées, le plus souvent exsertes du calice, toujours visibles, à suture et nervure entières à très profondément crénelées; articles 1-18, plans ou un peu convexes, lisses ou non, rectangulaires, ± semi-orbiculaires, rarement ± elliptiques, parfois papyracés et samaroïdes, indéhiscents ou rarement déhiscents, se désarticulant assez aisément.'Graines réniformes, lisses, ± luisantes.\n\t\t\t\tGenre pantropical, comprenant 150 espèces réunies en 4 sous-genres, la moitié centro- et sud-américaine, l'autre moitié africaine et quelques-unes seulement asiatiques; une septantaine environ en Afrique continentale dont 35 espèces, 2 sous-espèces et 2 variétés au Congo belge.

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    Habit

    Herbs, shrubs, or small trees

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  • Distribution

    distributed throughout the warmer parts of the world. In the Western Hemisphere, its pre- sumed center of origin, some 70 species range from the mid-Atlantic states in the United States, west to Baja California, Mexico, throughout Central America, the Antilles and south to the Rio La Plata, Argentina.

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  • Included Species

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    pega-pega

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