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Published In: Retzia, sive, Observationes botanicae, quas de plantis horti botanici Bogoriensis 1: 216–219. 1855. (Retzia) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Distribution: Distribution: Native of tropical America, cultivated in Punjab, not common.


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A shrub with brown bark. Leaves alternate, bipinnate, up to 14 cm long, pinnae paired, 10-11 cm long, leaflets opposite, more or less sessile, 4-8 pairs, 1.5-3 cm long, lanceolate, apex acute slightly curved on one side near the apex, coriaceous. Flowers in axillary heads, scarlet. Calyx campanulate toothed. Corolla funnel-shaped, deeply 5 cleft. Stamens indefinite, monadelphous at the base, filaments filiform, much exserted. Ovary stalked, many ovuled; style filiform, stigma minute, capitate. Pods strap shaped, slightly falcate, flat.
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