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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 9/30/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 9/30/2013)
Species Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet
PlaceOfPublication Hort. Brit. 481. 1826. [1827].
Synonym Dolichos purpureus L., Sp. P1., ed. 2. 1021. 1763. TYPE: not determined. Dolichos lablab L., Sp. P1. 725. 1753. LECTOTYPE (design. Verdcourt): Phaseolus niger lablab Alpini, De plantis Aegypti liber .... 74, tab. 75. 1640.
Description Climbing herbs; stems terete, strigose. Leaves trifoliolate, leaflets ovate to broadly rhomboid, 8.0-13.0 cm long, 6.5-12.5 cm wide, the lateral leaflets asym- metric, apically acute, basally cuneate to truncate; petioles 8.0-12.0 cm long, strigose; petiolules 2.5-3.0 cm long, strigose, stipels linear, 4.0 mm long, the stipules lanceolate, 4.0-5.0 mm long, caducous. Inflorescences axillary racemes to 30.0 cm long; flowers 10-15 per rachis, fasicled in groups of 2-3 at tubercles on the rachis; peduncles 18.0-15.0 cm long, the pedicels short 0.3 cm long; bracts subtending the flowers ovate, 3.0 mm long, 2.0 mm wide, strigose, caducous. Flowers with the calyx campanulate, 6.0-8.0 mm long, the lobes 2.5-3.0 mm long, upper 2 lobes fused; corolla white to purple, standard obovate, auriculate with 2 callosites running along the inner face, 1.5 cm long, 1.2 cm wide, the wings oblong to obovate, 1.5 cm long, 1.0 cm wide, the keel falcate, 1.5 cm long, 0.4 cm wide; stamens 1.5 cm long; style 1.3-1.5 cm long curved, flattened, the stigma capitate. Fruits broadly oblong, 5.2-8.0 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, strigose, the beak falcate, 1.0-1.5 cm long; seeds ovoid, 3-5, 1.3 cm long, 0.8 cm wide, the hilum oblong with white aril.
Habit herbs
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Summit, Johansen May 1924 (US). Balboa, Sosa Hill, Standley 25284, 32151 (both US).
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