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Published In: An Interpretation of Rumphius's Herbarium Amboinense 274. 1917. (Interpr. Herb. Amboin.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: March-May.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, cultivated sparingly in plains; India; Sikkim; Nepal; Burma; E. Asia, a native of N. China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Soya bean is cultivated for the extraction of oil, for the edible seeds and for fodder.


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Erect annual, 0.3-2 m tall, pubescent, hairs reddish brown. Leaf trifoliolate, leaflets 3-15 cm long, ovate-elliptical. Inflorescence a 5-8-flowered raceme. Calyx 5-7 mm long. Corolla violet, pink or white, 5.5-7 mm long. Fruit c. 2.5-8.5 cm long, 8-15 mm broad, 2-4-seeded. Seed 6-11 mm.
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