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Published In: Enumeratio Plantarum Africae Australis Extratropicae 176. 1836. (Enum. Pl. Afr. Austral.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with about 110 species, mainly S. African, a few species are found in N. Africa, Orient and Southern Europe.


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Annual or perennial herbs. Leaf palmately trifoliolate, rarely unifoliolate, stipules minute or foliaceous, solitary or in pairs. Inflorescence racemose or subumbellate, 1-many flowered, terminal or leaf-opposed. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper 4 united higher up than the lower lobe. Vexillum orbicular to oblong. Keel incurved. Stamens monadelphous, tube split along the upper side, 4 with long and 6 with short anthers. Ovary sessile, many-ovuled, style incurved, stigma terminal. Fruit oblong, 2-valved, many-seeded.
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