3803.000 Arachis L.

Description of the genus

Annual (ours) or perennial herbs. Leaves paripinnate, 4-foliolate. Stipules persistent, apiculate, partly adnate to the petiole. Inflorescences axillary dense sessile 2-7-flowered spikes. Bracts 2-apiculate. Flowers yellow with red markings. Calyx 5-lobed; the 4 upper joined. Pod 1-6-seeded, maturing underground, constricted between the seeds, but not jointed, indehiscent; the walls thick and reticulate.

Worldwide: c.20 species in S America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Arachis hypogaea

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hypogaea L.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Arachis:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Arachis
Flora of Mozambique: Arachis
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Arachis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Arachis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Arachis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Arachis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Arachis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Arachis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Arachis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=742, retrieved 26 November 2014

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