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Published In: Synopsis Plantarum 2(2): 328. 1807. (Sept 1807) (Syn. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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General/Distribution: A genus with over 300 species distributed mainly in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.


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Herbs, undershrubs or shrubs. Leaf mostly imparipinnate, leaflets rarely 3-1, generally more; entire, exstipellate; stipules of various types. Inflorescence a terminal or leaf-opposed raceme or flowers in the axils of the upper leaves. Bract present, bracteoles absent. Calyx teeth or lobes subequal or the upper two united. Vexillum pilose externally. Wings slightly adherent to the keel. Stamens 10, monadelphous or diadelphous, then the vexillary stamen quite free, anthers uniform. Ovary sessile, generally many ovuled, style incurved, glabrous or pilose, stigma nude or penicillate. Fruit compressed, linear, 2-valved, continuous or obscurely septate between the seeds.

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1 Leaf compound (2)
+ Leaf simple Tephrosia strigosa
2 (1) Inflorescence an elongated raceme (3)
+ Inflorescence not an elongated raceme, flowers clustered in the leaf axil (9)
3 (2) Fruit not velvety tomentose (4)
+ Fruit velvety tomentose Tephrosia villosa
4 (3) Fruit not as above (5)
+ Fruit falcate or circinately coiled Tephrosia falciformis
5 (4) Leaflet elliptic, acute (6)
+ Leaflet oblong, oblanceolate or elliptic-oblong; obtuse truncate or emarginate (7)
6 (5) Leaflet 13-45 mm long, 1.5-3.5 mm broad; Vexillum and wing curved Tephrosia rechingeri
+ Leaflet 6-21 mm long, 2.5-5 mm broad; vexillum and wing not curved Tephrosia shamimii
7 (5) Seeds 5-9 per fruit, loosely packed, stem erect or ascending (8)
+ Seeds 8-14 per fruit, closely packed, stem procumbent Tephrosia pumila
8 (7) Leaflets 5-7 (rarely up to 11) per leaf Tephrosia apollinea
+ Leaflets 9-21 Tephrosia purpurea
9 (2) Stigma penicillate; claw of the keel less than half the blade (claw c. 2 mm, blade c. 6 mm long)
+ Stigma not penicillate; claw of the keel petal more than half the blade (claw c. 2 mm, blade less than 3 mm) Tephrosia subtriflora
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