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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Other sources of information about Uraria:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Uraria
Flora of Mozambique: Uraria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Uraria

External websites:

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

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: Uraria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=748, retrieved 1 March 2024

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