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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Pueraria

Pueraria tuberosa (Roxb.ex Willd.) DC. in Ann.Sci.Nat. 4:97. 1825. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:197.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.Pres.(reprint ed.) 1:399.1958; Parker, For.Fl.Punj.3rd.ed.160.1956.

  • Hedysarum tuberosum Roxb.ex Willd.

    A perennial twiner; root tuberous; young branches grey pubescent. Leaf pinnately trifoliolate, petiole 10-20 cm long; leaflets 12.5-20.0 cm long, 11.0-17.5 cm broad, the terminal leaflet broadly ovate, equal sided, acuminate, the lateral leaflet ovate-oblong, very oblique, acuminate, silky pubescent below, glabrescent above; stipels small; stipules c. 5 mm long. Inflorescence an axillary or terminal raceme or panicle. Pedicel 2-3 mm long. Bracts and bracteoles small. Calyx 6-8 mm long, densely silky, teeth shorter than the tube, the 2 upper teeth connate. Corolla blue. Vexillum c. 12.5 mm long and broad, auricled at the base. Fruit 5-7.5 cm long, constricted between the seeds, densely pilose, hairs brown, silky, 3-6-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: March-April. Vent. Bidhari Qand (Unani).

    Type: ‘Hab. in India orientali’, Roxb., Herb. Willdenow (not seen).

    Distribution: Pakistan; India.


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