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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Alysicarpus

Alysicarpus monilifer (Linn.) DC., Prodr. 2:353. 1825. Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:157.1876; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:368. 1958; Ali in Biologia 12:34. 1966.

  • Hedysarum moniliferum Linn.

    Prostrate, much branched, branches pilose, hairs long and spreading. Stipules 3-8 mm long, scarious. Leaf unifoliolate, petiole c. 4-8 mm long, petiolules very short, stipels minute filiform. Leaflets 4-25 mm long, 4-15 mm broad, oblong-elliptic, rounded and mucronate at the apex, glabrous above, slightly hairy on the nerves below. Inflorescence 4-10-flowered short axillary raceme. Pedicel c. 1 mm long. Calyx 2.5-3.5 mm long, pilose, teeth narrow, acute. Pod 1.2-2.5 cm long, moniliform, joints 4-8, turgid, subglobose, finely downy with minute hooked hairs.

    Fl.Per.: October.

    Type: Coromandel, Herb. Burman (G-not seen).

    Distribution: Pakistan, India (Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Madras, Bombay), Ethiopia.


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