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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae

Atylosia Wight & Arnott, Prodr. Pen. Ind. Or. 1:257. 1834. Baker in Hook. f.,Fl.Brit.lnd.2:212.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.Pres.reprinted.1:407.1958; Parker, For. Fl. Punj.3rd.ed.162.1956.

Herbs or shrubs, erect or climbing. Leaves trifoliolate, exstipellate. Leaflets with scattered resinous dots below. Flowers axillary or racemose. Bracts often broad and membranous, deciduous. Calyx teeth distinct, upper 2 connate or 2-toothed. Corolla persistent, vexillum orbicular with inflexed auricles at the base; wings obliquely ovate or oblong, keel not beaked. Stamens diadelphous, vexillary stamen free, remainder connate. Ovary sessile, 3 or more-ovuled, style inflexed in the middle, stigma small, terminal. Pod linear, oblong, turgid, marked with transverse lines between the seeds. Seeds strophiolate, with a distinct aril.

About 35 species; distributed in Old World tropics; represented by 3 species in Pakistan.

1 Inflorescence 2-many flowered raceme or flowers solitary axillary. Leaflets orbicular to rhomboid, more than 25 mm broad   (2)
+ Inflorescence 2-6-flowered clusters. Leaflet elliptic or elliptic-obovate, 5-30 mm broad   Atylosia scarabaeoides
2 (1) Calyx teeth 3-4 mm long, fruit velvety   Atylosia mollis
+ Calyx teeth 8-10 mm long, fruit not velvety (with prominent veins and spreading hairs)   Atylosia platycarpa

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