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124. Pycnospora R. Brown ex Wight & Arnott, Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 197. 1834.

密子豆属 mi zi dou shu

Authors: Puhua Huang & Hiroyoshi Ohashi

Herbs or subshrubs. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate or sometimes only 1-foliolate, stipulate and stipellate. Inflorescences terminal, racemose; bracts scarious, deciduous. Flowers small. Calyx campanulate; lobes long, upper 2 nearly connate. Corolla pale violet, obviously exserted; petals nearly equal; standard nearly orbicular, base attenuate; wings connate; keel obtuse. Stamens diadelphous (9+1); anthers uniform. Ovary sessile, many ovuled; style filiform, incurved; stigma capitate, small. Legume oblong, turgid, not jointed, transversely veined, dehiscent, not transversely septate, 8-10-seeded.

One species: tropical Africa, Asia to E Australia.

Lower Taxon


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