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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae

Zornia J.F.Gmel., Syst.Nat. 2:1076. 1791. Baker in Hook.f,Fl. Brit.Ind.2:147.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:355.1958; Mohlenbr. in Webbia 16:1-141.1961.

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaf palmately 2 or 4-foliolate, leaflets glandular-punctate; stipules produced below the base. Inflorescence spicate, terminal or axillary. Bracts paired, enclosing the sessile flower bud. Calyx hyaline, 2 upper lobes connate, 2 lateral lobes smaller, lower as long as the upper. Corolla papilionaceous. Stamens monadelphous, anthers alternately long and short. Ovary sessile, ovules numerous. Fruit compressed, segmented, segments smooth or echi┬Čnate, indehiscent.

A pantropical genus with about 80 species; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

Lower Taxon

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