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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae


1 Petals persistent, the claws of wing and keel ± adnate to the staminal tube; base of the stipules encircling the stem; (leaf mostly digitately trifoliolate, fruit straight)   Trifolium
+ Petals caducous, not attached to the staminal tube; base of stipules usually not encircling the stem   (2)
2 (1) Fruit more than 3 times as long as calyx, almost straight, beaked   Trigonella
+ Fruit less than 3 times as long as calyx or spirally coiled   (3)
3 (2) Fruit spirally coiled, inflorescence-rachis short, the flowers few or crowded   Medicago
+ Fruit straight, inflorescence-rachis elongated, many flowered   Melilotus

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