3901.010 Macroptilium (Benth.) Urb.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Herbs, with (in ours) trailing, prostrate stems. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate. Inflorescences axillary, of false racemes. Keel incurved; wings round, large, longer than standard and keel. Style with upper part thickened and characteristically abruptly curved through 90° just above its junction with the tenuous part and narrowed and slightly curved towards the apex, resembling a squarish hook. Pod linear.

Worldwide: c. 20 species in America; two widely cultivated (M. lathyroides (L.) Urb. and M. atropurpureum).

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Macroptilium atropurpureum

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atropurpureum (Moç. & Sessé ex DC.) Urb.N,W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Macroptilium:

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Flora of Botswana: Macroptilium
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Macroptilium
Flora of Mozambique: Macroptilium
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Macroptilium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Macroptilium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Macroptilium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Macroptilium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Macroptilium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Macroptilium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Macroptilium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Macroptilium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=775, retrieved 27 September 2016

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