3811.000 Uraria Desv.

Description of the genus

Erect perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stipules and stipels persistent, acuminate. Leaves pinnate, with (1-)3-9 leaflets; leaflets relatively large. Inflorescences of terminal bracteate, spike-like racemes. Calyx 5-lobed; the three lower lobes equal and longer than the upper. Corolla yellowish or purplish. Pod folded like an accordion, hardly exceeding the persistent calyx, constricted between the seeds, the segments inflated.

Worldwide: 20 species in the Old World tropics.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Uraria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Uraria

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

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: Uraria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=748, retrieved 26 March 2023

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