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Published In: University Studies [Karachi, Pakistan] 5: 95. 1968. (Univ. Stud. (Karachi)) Name publication detail


Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with 6 species, distributed in India and Africa; represented by a cultivated species in Pakistan.


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Climbing herb, tomentose. Leaf pinnately trifoliolate, exstipulate; leaflets punctate below, palmately nerved. Inflorescence an axillary raceme. Bracts membranous, hyaline, mostly caducous; bracteoles absent. Calyx lobes obtuse, scarious, ultimately much enlarged, lowermost largest, lateral short and the upper 2 connate to form an emarginate structure. Vexillum with inflexed basal auricle, wings narrow, keel obtuse, incurved. Stamens diadelphous, 9+1, vexillary stamen free, anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, uniovulate. Fruit enclosed by the calyx, 2-valved.
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