3778.000 Hedysarum L.

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves compound, imparipinnate with stipules. Inflorescence of long-peduncled racemes with small bracts. Calyx tube broadly campanulate; lobes triangulate, equal; standard narrowly obovate, tapering to the base; wings oblong to nearly linear, usually shorter than the keel. Fruit indehiscent, transversely segmented ultimately separating into 2 joints.

Worldwide: About 200 species native to Asia, Europe, North Africa and North America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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coronarium L.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hedysarum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hedysarum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hedysarum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hedysarum
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iNaturalist: Hedysarum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hedysarum
JSTOR Plant Science: Hedysarum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hedysarum
Plants of the World Online: Hedysarum
Tropicos: Hedysarum
Wikipedia: Hedysarum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hedysarum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2300, retrieved 16 April 2024

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