3882.000 Galactia P. Browne

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

Description of the genus

Perennial, climbing or trailing herb (in ours). Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate (in ours); leaflets (in ours) obtuse or emarginate at the apex. Flowers borne in axillary false racemes in groups of 1-3. Bracteoles present. Calyx 4-lobed (the upper pair of teeth completely fused). Standard ovate or round, hairless outside. Vexillary filament free. Ovary with numerous ovules. Pod linear to linear-oblong, flattened.

Worldwide: 140 species in warm regions of the world, mainly America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Galactia striata var. villosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
striata (Jacq.) Urb. var. villosa (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Galactia

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Galactia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=767, retrieved 26 November 2022

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