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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Smithia

Smithia bigemina Dalz. in Kew J.Bot. 3:208. 1851. Baker in Hook.f., Fl.Brit.Ind.2:149.1876; Cooke l.c. 360.

Vern.: Berki.

Annual, 15-30 cm tall, branches bristly, hairs yellow. Leaf rachis c. 3.5 mm long, leaflets 4, subsessile, 9-12 mm long, 4.5-9 mm broad, oblanceolate, cuneate, obtuse, apiculate, glabrous above, pubescent below; stipules prolonged below into auricles. Inflorescence a 2-8-flowered peduncled axillary cyme. Peduncle longer than the leaves. Pedicel very short. Calyx 3-3.5 mm long, pubescent, upper lip truncate or slightly emarginate, the lower 3-toothed. Corolla yellow, 6-7 mm long. Fruit 6-8-jointed, joints tuberculate.

Fl.Per.: September-December (Cooke l.c.).

Type: ‘Crecit in jugo Syhadrensi, prope Parwar-ghat'-(not seen).

Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, vide Prain in J.As.Soc.Beng., 1 897); India (Rajputana, Bombay).


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