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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Rhynchosia

Rhynchosia minima (Linn.) DC., Prodr. 2:385. 1825. Baker in Hook. f.,F1.Brit.Ind. 2:223. 1876; Cooke,Fl.Bomb.Pres. (reprint ed). 1:414.1958 (excluding var. memnnia).

  • Dolichos minimus Linn.
  • Rhynchosia laxiflora Camb.

    Perennial, climbing or prostrate; stem glabrous to pubescent. Leaf trifoliolate, petiole 6-20 mm long; leaflets 1.0-2.5 cm long and broad, rhomboid-ovate or rhomboid-obovate, mostly acute apiculate, pubescent above, pubescent on the veins and glandular punctate below, glands orange to black; stipules up to 3.5 mm long. Inflorescence a lax axillary raceme. Pedicel very short. Calyx 3.5-4.5 mm long, pubescent, teeth longer than the tube. Corolla yellow. Vexillum 5-6 mm long, pubescent externally. Fruit 1.2-2 cm long, 6-6.5 mm broad, glabrous, 2-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: January-March.

    Lectotype: Jamaica, St.Jago de la Vega, Sloane 3:79 (BM).

    Distribution: Pakistan; India; Ceylon; Lower Burma; Tropical Africa; West Indies; U.S.A; Australia.


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