Calopogonium Desv.

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

Description of the genus

Herbaceous or woody climbers or trailers. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipels present. Flowers blue or violet, small, in fascicles arranged in short to long axillary pseudoracemes, or in axillary subsessile fascicles; bracts and bracteoles small, deciduous. Calyx campanulate or shortly tubular, 5-lobed, the upper pair free or ± connate to form a 2-toothed lip. Standard obovate; wings narrow, adhering to the obtuse keel. Ovary sessile, many-ovuled. Fruit pods linear, ± compressed, 2-valved, dehiscent, the outer surface transversely furrowed, giving the pod the appearance that it might break into segments. Seeds compressed-globose or oblong.

Worldwide: Species 5-6, in the warmer part of the Americas.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Calopogonium mucunoides

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mucunoides Desv.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Calopogonium:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Calopogonium., retrieved 26 March 2023

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