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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Centrosema (4)

            Epithet: pubescens Benth. (10)

Synonyms: Bradburya pubescens (Benth.) Kuntze, Centrosema ferrugineum A.Rich., Centrosema intermedium A.Rich., Centrosema salzmannii Benth., Centrosema virginianum (L.) Benth., p.p., Clitoria schiedeana Schltdl.

ferrugineum => rust-coloured

intermedium => intermediate, in between, a hybrid

pubescens => downy, slightly hairy

schiedeana => in honor of Christian Julius Wilhelm Schiede (1798-1836), German botanist and plant collector in Mexico

virginianum => from Virginia, North America

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, violet, white

External links

Check for Centrosema pubescens at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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