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Macroptilium lathyroides (Linn.) Urb., Symb.Ant. 9:457. 1928.

  • Macroptilium lathyroides var. semierectus (Linn.) Urb.
  • Phaseolus lathyroides Linn.
  • Phaseolus psoraleoides Wight & Arnott
  • Phaseolus semierectus Linn.

    Annual, 60-100 cm tall, suberect, branches pubescent, hairs long, deflexed. Leaf trifoliolate, petiole 2.5-3.8 cm long; leaflets 3.7-7.0 cm long, 1.2-4.3 cm broad, oblong-lanceolate, acute, apiculate, glabrous to subglabrous on both sides; petiolules 1.5-3.0 mm long; stipels2.5 mm long; stipules 10-13 mm long. Inflorescence a peduncled raceme, peduncle 15-30 cm long. Bract c.6 mm long, bracteoles 7.5 mm long. Pedicel very short. Calyx c. 5 mm long, pubescent, teeth shorter than the tube. Corolla purple, 1.2-1.3 cm long. Fruit 7.5-10 cm long, 3 mm broad, beaked, pubescent when young, later becoming subglabrous, 20-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: October.

    Type: Described from Jamaica.

    Distribution: Native of Central and South America and West Indies; introduced in Pakistan.


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