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Published In: Hortus Kewensis; or, a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. London (ed. 2.) 4: 349. 1812. (Hortus Kew. (ed. 2)) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with about 30 species, mainly Asiatic in distribution, locally represented by 5 species.


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Herbs or subshrubs. Leaf palmately trifoliolate or 1-foliolate; leaflets glandular punctate below, stipules deciduous, stipels absent. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, raceme or panicle. Calyx lobes longer than the tube, usually glandular. Corolla greenish or yellowish. Vexillum oblong or elliptic, with inflexed basal auricles. Wings narrow. Stamens diadelphous, 9+1, vexillary stamen free, anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, 2-ovuled, style enlarged above, stigma small. Fruit inflated, 2-seeded.

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1 Leaf unifoliolate, bracts enlarged, hiding the flowers (2)
+ Leaf trifoliolate, bracts not hiding the flowers (4)
2 (1) Lateral nerves 8-10 pairs, subequal Flemingia strobilifera
+ Lateral nerves 4-6 pairs (3)
3 (2) Plant erect, leaf acute or acuminate Flemingia bracteata
+ Plant trailing, leaf blunt, obtuse (rarely subacute) Flemingia fruticulosa
4 (1) Inflorescence smaller than the petiole, leaflets ovate-oblong Flemingia congesta
+ Inflorescence equal to or longer than the petiole, leaflets broadly lanceolate Flemingia semialata
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