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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae

Teramnus P.Br., Hist. Jamaica. 290. 1756. Baker in Hook. f.,Fl. Brit.Ind.2: 184.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb. Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:387.1958; Verdc. in Kew Bull.24:263.1970.

Climbing or trailing perennial herb, rarely erect subshrub. Leaf pinnately trifoliolate,; stipels and stipules present. Inflorescence racemose, flowers paired or whorled or flowers in axillary fascicles. Calyx 5-lobed or the upper 2 lobes united and then 4-lobed. Vexillum not appendaged or auriculate; glabrous or subglabrous. Stamens monadelphous or diadelphous, 9+1, vexillary stamen free, alternate anthers small and sterile or absent. Ovary multiovulate, often with tuft of hairs at the apex, style short or absent, stigma capitate. Fruit linear, c. 8-seeded; style base forming a right-angled hook at the apex.

A genus with 8 species, distributed in the tropics, locally represented by 1 species.

Lower Taxon

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