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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Alysicarpus

Alysicarpus tetragonolobus Edgeworth in J. Linn. Soc. (Bot.). 9:312. 322. 1866; Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:159 1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb. Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:372.1958; Ali in Biologia 12:33.1966.

Procumbent, stems many, 15-30 cm long, marked with a line of hairs. Stipules c. 4-5 mm long, lanceolate, scarious. Leaves unifoliolate; petioles 2-3 mm long; leaflets 1.9-3.2 cm long, 3-10 mm broad, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, obtuse or subacute, base rounded or slightly cordate, glabrous above, hairy beneath; petiolules very short, stipels minute, caducous. Inflorescence lax raceme, 5.0-7.5 cm long; flowers in pairs. Bracts 4-5 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, acute, caducous. Pedicel less than 1.5 mm long. Calyx 4-5 mm long, deeply divided, teeth lanceolate, acute, with long white hairs. Pods 9-13 mm long, moniliform, quadrangular, exserted, joints 2-6, transversely ribbed, glabrous.

Fl.Per.: August.

Holotype: Bundel Kund, 1852, Edgeworth 2035 (K).

Distribution: Pakistan [Sind (Cooke l.c.)]; India (U.P., Madhya Pradesh, Bombay, Madras, Bengal.


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