Uraria crinita (L.) DC.

Common name

English: Cat's Tail Bean

Mandarin: 猫尾草 (mao wei cao)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Uraria (5)

           Epithet: crinita (L.) DC. (1)

Synonyms: Doodia crinita Roxb., Hedysarum crinitum L., Uraria comosa DC., Uraria macrostachya Wall.

comosa => referring to hair

crinita => mane-like, long haired

crinitum => mane-like, long haired

macrostachya => macro, meaning large, and stachya, spike-shaped, referring the the size and the shape of the inflorescence

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Uraria crinita at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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