Aeschynomene (weeds)

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Aeschynomene indica (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Dinesh Valke
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Aeschynomene (weeds) L. - (jointvetch)

This genus includes more than 150 species of leguminous plants, mainly shrubs and herbs. Aeschynomene species are widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. Some are used as forage legumes or green manure, but others are regarded as noxious weeds. For example, several species are weedy in rice and soybeans.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: