3857.000 Clitoria L.

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

Description of the genus

Trailing, climbing or ± erect herbs. Leaves pinnately (1-)3-9-foliolate. Flowers in few-flowered racemes or solitary or paired and axillary. Bracteoles large. Flowers resupinate. Calyx 5-lobed. Standard much greater than other petals, finely hairy outside. Ovary with 2-many ovules. Pod linear-oblong, flattened or convex. Seeds with a persistent white rim-aril.

Worldwide: 60 species in the tropics and subtropics, mostly in America

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
kaessneri Harms N,WNw,Cb,McDescription, Image
ternatea L.C,SLk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Clitoria:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Clitoria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Clitoria
Flora of Malawi: Clitoria
Flora of Mozambique: Clitoria
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Clitoria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Clitoria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Clitoria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Clitoria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=758, retrieved 5 March 2024

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