3860.000 Amphicarpaea Elliot ex Nutt.

Verdcourt, B. (2000) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6)

Description of the genus

Climbing herbs. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipels present. Flowers in lax racemes; bracts conspicuous, striate, bracteoles absent. Calyx 5-lobed, with the two upper lobes connate; corolla small; standard obovate, glabrous. Ovary shortly stipitate, many-ovuled; style geniculate, filiform, beardless; stigma capitate, terminal, or in cleistogamous flowers the style short with the stigma angled such that it is in contact with the anthers. Fruit pod linear or falcate, compressed. Seeds variously coloured, sub-globose or ovoid, with a short lateral hilum.

Worldwide: Species 3 in America and Asia with one species in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana (Hook.f.) Harms N,C,S

Other sources of information about Amphicarpaea:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Amphicarpaea
Flora of Zambia: Amphicarpaea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Amphicarpaea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1951, retrieved 23 April 2024

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