3700.000 Cyamopsis DC.

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3)

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets 3–7 or rarely single, with entire or toothed margins. Flowers small in axillary racemes. Calyx broad, oblique, the lowest tooth longest; standard glabrous, markedly veined; keel somewhat pouched or shortly spurred at the sides. Fruit a pod, flat, dehiscent, erect, longitudinally ridged, several-seeded, with septa between the seeds, ending in a pronounced beak. Seeds flattened, minutely tuberculate.

Worldwide: Three species in tropical Africa and India.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Cyamopsis:

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Flora of Botswana: Cyamopsis
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Cyamopsis
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Cyamopsis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyamopsis

External websites:

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

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: Cyamopsis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=721, retrieved 22 April 2024

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