Centrosema virginianum (L.) Benth.

Common name

English: Virginian centro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Centrosema (4)

           Epithet: virginianum (L.) Benth. (1)

Synonyms: Bradburya biflora (Benth.) Kuntze, Bradburya decumbens (C.Mart.) Kuntze, Bradburya virginiana (L.) Kuntze, Centrosema biflorum Benth., Centrosema decumbens C.Mart., Centrosema micranthum Steud., Centrosema scabriusculum Hassk., Clitoria alabamensis Bertol., Clitoria amoena Roth, Clitoria gemina Vell., Clitoria gladiata Schrank, Clitoria virginiana L., Glycine pugiunculus Desv., Steganotropis conjugata Lehm.

alabamensis => from Alabama, USA

amoena => charming, delightful, pleasing, lovely

biflora => two-flowered

biflorum => two-flowered

conjugata => united, bound together

decumbens => decumbent, prostrate with tips turned up

gemina => twinned, in pairs

gladiata => sword-like

micranthum => small flowered

scabriusculum => somewhat scabrid, slightly rough

virginiana => from Virginia, North America

virginianum => from Virginia, North America

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Centrosema virginianum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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