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Published In: Helios: Abhandlungen und monatliche Mittheilungen aus dem Gesammtgebiete der Naturwissenschaften 11(8): 133. 1893. (Helios) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: July-August.
Type: Syntypes: Ceylon, Hermann 2.76 & 3.30 (BM).
Distribution: Distribution: Native of Tropical Africa, widely cultivated.
Comment/Acknowledgements: ‘Pigeon Pea’ is widely cultivated for dal.
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Dhamyal, B.R.Khosla cult., s.n. (RAW); D-7 Lyallpur, S.A.AIvi s.n. October 1956 (KUH); Lyallpur Agriculture College, M.H.Qazi s.n. 20.10.1956 (KUH); D-8 Sialkot Dist.: Zaffarwal, R.R.Stewart s.n. 29.12.1917 (RAW); E-4 Kalat, Dhader, Petrol Pump, cultivated, M. Qaiser & A.Ghafoor 4320 (KUH); E-6 Muzaffargarh Dist.: c. 2 miles from Alipur on way to Sukkur, Sultanul Abedin & Abrar Hussain 9736 (KUH); 20 miles from Alipur on way to Muzaffargarh, M. Qaiser 3610 (KUH); F-5 Nawabshah, Sukrand Nursery & Farm, cultivated, S.M.H.Jafri 3842 (KUH); G-4 Karachi, Darshano Chano, Abrar Hussain s.n. 29.3.1970 (KUH); Nazimabad, Zamir s.n. 8.1.1957 (KUH) ; G-5 Hyderabad, c. 4 miles from Hyderabad on way to Tando Mohammad Khan, Sultanul Abedin 3825 (KUH); Tharparkar, c. 4 miles from Naokot on way to Diplo, S.I.Ali, S.A. Faruqi & Sultanul Abedin 4320 (KUH); Sanghar, c. 3 miles from Sanghar on way to Mirpur Khas, Sultanul Abedin 4012 (KUH).


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Erect shrub, 1.5-4 m tall, stem pubescent. Leaf pinnately trifoliolate, leaflets 2.5-10 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm broad, elliptic to lanceolate, acute, velvety pubescent above, pilose beneath, both surfaces glandular; petiole 1.0-5.5 cm long, rachis 8-13 mm long; petiolules present. Inflorescence a terminal panicle, peduncle 2-7 cm long. Bracts c. 8 mm long. Pedicel 1-1.7 cm long, pubescent. Calyx velvety pubescent and glandular, tube 5 mm long, teeth 4-7 mm long. Corolla bright yellow with reddish brown or crimson lines. Vexillum 1.2-1.7 cm in diameter. Fruit 4.5-10 cm long, 8-14 mm broad, pubescent and glandular.
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