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Amorpha fruticosa Linn., Sp.Pl. 713. 1753. Parker, l.c.; Bailey, Manual Cult. Pl.10th. ed.559.1968.

English Vern.: The Bastard Indigo.

A deciduous shrub, 1.5-6.0 m tall. Leaf 15-30 cm long, leaflets 11-25, 1.2-4.0 cm long, oval or elliptic, obtuse, mucronate, black dotted on the lower surface. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, 7.5-15.0 cm long. Pedicel c. 2 mm long. Calyx c. 2.5 mm long, teeth unequal, the upper shorter. Vexillum dark purple-blue, c. 5 mm long. Fruit 7.5-10.0 mm long, glandular, curved near the tip.

Fl.Per.: April.

Distribution: Native of U.S.A., cultivated in Abbottabad, Lahore. Cultivated as an ornamental plant.


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