3892.000 Cajanus DC.

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

Description of the genus

Shrub (in ours). Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate, covered with small yellow glands beneath. Infl a terminal panicle with many numerous short axillary racemes. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper lobes fused to form a 2-fid lip. Corolla yellow. Ovary with 3-8 ovules. Pod grooved between the seeds, somewhat inflated, with a long apical bristle.

Worldwide: 32 species in the Old World

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Cajanus cajan

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cajan (L.) Millsp.W,ECb,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cajanus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cajanus
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Cajanus
Flora of Mozambique: Cajanus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Cajanus
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Cajanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cajanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cajanus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cajanus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cajanus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cajanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cajanus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cajanus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cajanus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=769, retrieved 21 March 2019

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