3901.010 Macroptilium (Benth.) Urb.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Description of the genus

Herbs, with (in ours) trailing, prostrate stems. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate. Inflorescences axillary, of false racemes. Keel incurved; wings round, large, longer than standard and keel. Style with upper part thickened and characteristically abruptly curved through 90° just above its junction with the tenuous part and narrowed and slightly curved towards the apex, resembling a squarish hook. Pod linear.

Worldwide: c. 20 species in America; two widely cultivated (M. lathyroides (L.) Urb. and M. atropurpureum).

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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atropurpureum (Moç. & Sessé ex DC.) Urb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Macroptilium:

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Flora of Botswana: Macroptilium
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Macroptilium
Flora of Mozambique: Macroptilium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Macroptilium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Macroptilium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Macroptilium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Macroptilium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Macroptilium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Macroptilium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Macroptilium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Macroptilium
JSTOR Plant Science: Macroptilium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Macroptilium
Plants of the World Online: Macroptilium
Tropicos: Macroptilium
Wikipedia: Macroptilium

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Macroptilium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=775, retrieved 30 September 2023

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