3892.000 Cajanus DC.

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

Description of the genus

Shrub (in ours). Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate, covered with small yellow glands beneath. Infl a terminal panicle with many numerous short axillary racemes. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper lobes fused to form a 2-fid lip. Corolla yellow. Ovary with 3-8 ovules. Pod grooved between the seeds, somewhat inflated, with a long apical bristle.

Worldwide: 32 species in the Old World

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Cajanus cajan

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cajan (L.) Millsp.Description, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Cajanus
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Flora of Mozambique: Cajanus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Cajanus
Flora of Zambia: Cajanus
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Cajanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cajanus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cajanus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cajanus
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iNaturalist: Cajanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cajanus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cajanus
Plants of the World Online: Cajanus
Tropicos: Cajanus
Wikipedia: Cajanus

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: Cajanus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=769, retrieved 26 May 2024

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