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Published In: The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts 290. 1756. (10 Mar 1756) (Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with 8 species, distributed in the tropics, locally represented by 1 species.


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Climbing or trailing perennial herb, rarely erect subshrub. Leaf pinnately trifoliolate,; stipels and stipules present. Inflorescence racemose, flowers paired or whorled or flowers in axillary fascicles. Calyx 5-lobed or the upper 2 lobes united and then 4-lobed. Vexillum not appendaged or auriculate; glabrous or subglabrous. Stamens monadelphous or diadelphous, 9+1, vexillary stamen free, alternate anthers small and sterile or absent. Ovary multiovulate, often with tuft of hairs at the apex, style short or absent, stigma capitate. Fruit linear, c. 8-seeded; style base forming a right-angled hook at the apex.
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