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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Periandra (1)

            Epithet: mediterranea (Vell.) Taub (1)

Synonyms: Glycyrrhiza mediterranea Vell., Periandra angulata Benth., Periandra angustifolia Benth., Periandra dulcis Benth.

angulata => having corners

angustifolia => with narrow leaves

dulcis => sweet, or any taste not acrid

mediterranea => from the Mediterranean region


Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: blue

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