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Flemingia Ait. f., Hort. Kew. ed. 2, 4: 349. 1812. (conserved name); Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:226.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:415.1958; Parker,For.Fl.Punj.3rd.ed.164.1956. Moghania J.St.Hil. in Desv.,J.Bot.1:61. 1813; Hui-Lin Li in Amer. J.Bot.31:224.1944; Hutchinson, Gen.Fl.Pl. 1:422.1964.

Herbs or subshrubs. Leaf palmately trifoliolate or 1-foliolate; leaflets glandular punctate below, stipules deciduous, stipels absent. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, raceme or panicle. Calyx lobes longer than the tube, usually glandular. Corolla greenish or yellowish. Vexillum oblong or elliptic, with inflexed basal auricles. Wings narrow. Stamens diadelphous, 9+1, vexillary stamen free, anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, 2-ovuled, style enlarged above, stigma small. Fruit inflated, 2-seeded.

A genus with about 30 species, mainly Asiatic in distribution, locally represented by 5 species.

1 Leaf unifoliolate, bracts enlarged, hiding the flowers   (2)
+ Leaf trifoliolate, bracts not hiding the flowers   (4)
2 (1) Lateral nerves 8-10 pairs, subequal   Flemingia strobilifera
+ Lateral nerves 4-6 pairs   (3)
3 (2) Plant erect, leaf acute or acuminate   Flemingia bracteata
+ Plant trailing, leaf blunt, obtuse (rarely subacute)   Flemingia fruticulosa
4 (1) Inflorescence smaller than the petiole, leaflets ovate-oblong   Flemingia congesta
+ Inflorescence equal to or longer than the petiole, leaflets broadly lanceolate   Flemingia semialata

Lower Taxa

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