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Published In: Familles des Plantes 2: 326, 529. 1763. (Jul-Aug 1763) (Fam. Pl.) 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 2 species, occurring naturally in Africa, one species is widely cultivated and naturalized in tropical regions of both hemispheres.


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Shrubs. Leaves stipulate, stipules small; petiolate, pinnately trifoliolate, leaflets with yellow glands. Inflorescence a terminal panicle together with axillary racemes. Calyx 5-lobed, upper pair jointed. Vexillum auriculate, more or less round. Stamens diadelphous, 9+1, anthers uniform. Ovary 4-6-ovuled, velvety pilose, style thick above, flattened below, stigma capitate. Pod linear-oblong, inflated, 3-7-seeded. Seeds rounded, compressed.
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