3909.000 Lablab Adans.

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

Description of the genus

Climbing herb. Stipules mostly reflexed and persistent; stipels lanceolate. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; Inflorescences axillary, falsely racemose. Calyx 2-lipped, upper lip entire or emarginate, lower 3-lobed. Standard round, usually reflexed, auriculate with 2 calli or appendages on the inner face. Style distinctly thickened, laterally flattened, hairy on the internal face. Pods oblong-falcate to linear-oblong, tipped by the persistent style. Seeds ovoid, flattened, with a long arillate hilum.

Worldwide: 1 variable species originating in W Africa and widely cultivated throughout the tropics

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
purpureus (L.) Sweet subsp. uncinatus Verdc. var. rhomboideus (Schinz) Verdc.SE

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Lablab.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=779, retrieved 29 May 2024

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