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Published In: Familles des Plantes 2: 327, 511. 1763. (Jul-Aug 1763) (Fam. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with c.15 species, mainly distributed in tropical and subtropical regions, locally represented by 1 species.


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Shrub or shrublets, often climbing. Leaves pinnate, leaflets many paired; rachis bristle tipped. Racemes lateral. Calyx truncate, teeth very short, upper 2 subconnate. Vexillum ovate, clawed, wing narrowly falcate, oblong. Keel bigger than wings. Stamens 9, adnate into a sheath, vexillary stamen absent, anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, ovules many. Fruit plano-compressed, 2 valved, subseptate within between the seeds. Seeds subglobose or ellipsoid, sometimes red and black.
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