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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 762. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with about 130 species, mainly tropical and temperate in distribution, most numerous in S.Africa, locally represented by three species.


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Herbs or undershrubs, punctate with black, brown or pellucid glands. Leaf 1-3 or more foliolate, leaflets entire; stipules present. Inflorescence capitate, spicate, subracemose or fasciculate. Bracts membranous, bracteoles absent. Calyx lobes subequal or the lower lobes larger. Petals all clawed, keel incurved, obtuse. Stamens diadelphous 9+1 or monadelphous, vexillary stamen free or more or less connate with others; anthers uniform or slightly dimorphous. Ovary sessile or stipitate, 1-ovuled, style incurved, Stigma terminal. Fruit ovate, indehiscent, 1-seeded.

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1 Fruit pilose (2)
+ Fruit glabrous Psoralea corylifolia
2 (1) Fruit not enclosed in the calyx, leaflets more than half as broad as long Psoralea drupacea
+ Fruit completely enclosed in the calyx, leaflets less than half as broad as long Psoralea plicata
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