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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 741. 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 30 species; represented by 3 species in Pakistan.


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Perennial herb, glandular. Leaf imparipinnate, leaflets 3-15, alternate, glandular below; stipules minute. Inflorescence an axillary raceme or spike. Bract small, caducous, bracteoles absent. Calyx campanulate, bilabiate, the upper lip with 2 short teeth, the lower with 3 long teeth. Corolla yellow, blue or mauve. Vexillum narrowly ovate or oblong. Wings shorter than the keel. Keel obtuse to acute. Stamens diadelphous, vexillary stamen free. Ovary sessile, 2-several ovules, style thick, incurved at the apex, stigma terminal. Fruit glandular or echinulate, indehiscent or 2-valved, 1-several seeded.

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1 Leaf palmately trifoliolate Glycyrrhiza triphylla
+ Leaf pinnately multifoliolate (2)
2 (1) Leaflets broadly elliptic to obovate, less than twice as long as broad Glycyrrhiza uralensis
+ Leaflets oval, elliptic to ovate, more than twice as long as broad (3)
3 (2) Fruit echinulate, leaflets with prominent glands on the lower surface Glycyrrhiza glabra var. glandulifera
+ Fruit without echines; leaflets without prominent glands on the lower surface
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