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Common name

English: Wild Lucerne

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2514)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2413)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2044)

      Order: Fabales (232)

        Family: Fabaceae (232) (family description)

          Genus: Stylosanthes (2)

           Epithet: fruticosa (Retz.) Alston (6)

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

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Stylosanthes fruticosa at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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