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Common name

English: Wild Lucerne


Kingdom: Plantae (2669)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2583)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2176)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Stylosanthes (2)

            Epithet: fruticosa (Retz.) Alston (7)

Synonyms: Arachis fruticosa Retz., Hedysarum hamatum L., Stylosanthes bojeri Vogel, Stylosanthes flavicans Baker, Stylosanthes mucronata Willd.

flavicans => yellowish

fruticosa => shrubby, bushy

hamatum => hooked

mucronata => terminating, an organ with a straight, stiff and sharp point


Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Stylosanthes fruticosa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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