Clitoria ternatea L.

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Clitoria ternatea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Clitoria ternatea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Clitoria ternatea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Clitoria ternatea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

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Synonyms: Clitorea tanganicensis Micheli
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Type location:
Sri Lanka
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Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical. Its true origins are now uncertain due to widespread cultivation.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
Growth form(s): Climber.
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 217.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5) Pages 34 - 36. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Clitoria ternatea:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Clitoria ternatea
African Plant Database: Clitoria ternatea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Clitoria ternatea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Clitoria ternatea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Clitoria ternatea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Clitoria ternatea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Clitoria ternatea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Clitoria ternatea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Clitoria ternatea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Clitoria ternatea
Ispot Southern Africa: Clitoria ternatea
JSTOR Plant Science: Clitoria ternatea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clitoria ternatea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Clitoria ternatea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Clitoria ternatea
Tropicos: Clitoria ternatea


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Clitoria ternatea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131310, retrieved 20 June 2018

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