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Common name

Mandarin: 美花狸尾豆 (mei hua li wei dou)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2514)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2413)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2044)

      Order: Fabales (232)

        Family: Fabaceae (232) (family description)

          Genus: Uraria (5)

           Epithet: picta (Jacq.)DC. (1)

Synonyms: Doodia picta Roxb., Hedysarum pictum Jacq., Uraria aphrodisiaca Welw., Uraria leucantha Span., Uraria linearis Hassk.

leucantha => bearing white flowers

linearis => of uniform width

picta => painted or embroidered

pictum => painted or embroidered

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Uraria picta at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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