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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 714. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. 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 about 8 species, distributed in S.Europe, W.Asia and East Tropical Africa.


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Perennial herb, erect, much branched. Leaf imparipinnate; stipulate, stipules foliaceous, leaflets entire. Inflorescence an axillary or terminal raceme. Branch narrow, persistent, bracteoles absent. Calyx campanulate with 5 unequal teeth. Corolla white to purple. Vexillum obovate-oblong, glabrous, claw short. Wings slightly shorter than the vexillum, adhering near the base to keel. Keel as long as the wing. Stamens monadelphous, anthers uniform. Ovary sessile, ovules numerous, style curved, stigma terminal. Fruit linear, terete, unilocular, dehiscent.
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