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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Alysicarpus

Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (Linn.) DC., Prodr. 2:352. 1825. Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:158. 1876; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:370.1958; Ali in Biologia 12:33.1966.

  • Hedysarum bupleurifolium Linn.
  • Hedysarum gramineum Retz.

    Stem 30-60 cm long, erect, with a line of hairs. Stipules 6-9 mm long, scarious. Leaf unifoliolate, petiole 1.5-2.5 mm long, petiolules small, stipels minute, caducous, leaflet 8 mm-6.8 cm long, 3-8 mm broad, glabrous or minutely hairy along the midrib on the under surface. Inflorescence a lax raceme, flowers in distant pairs. Bracts 6-8 mm long, scarious. Pedicel c. 2 mm long. Calyx 6-7 mm long, teeth less than half the length of calyx, acute, sparsely hairy. Corolla red. Pods 9-13 mm long, stalked, slightly moniliform, joints 4-8, glabrous, smooth.

    Fl.Per.: September-October.

    Type: Plukenet, Amalth. Bot. t. 443. f. 4. 1691.

    Distribution: Pakistan; India (Punjab, U.P., Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Behar, Bombay, Madras, Assam); Burma, Malaysia, China, Philippines; Mauritius, Polynesia.


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