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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 375. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-May.
Distribution: Distribution: It is naturalized almost all over W. Pakistan. It is a native of tropical America, widely introduced in tropics.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Often cultivated for its showy flowers.


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Shrub or a small tree, up to 4 m high, armed, glabrous. Leaf bipinnate; rachis short and ending into a spines, often with a pair of stipular spines at its base, pinnae 2-6, c. 15-35 cm long, often with much. flattened rachis, leaflets 25-30 pairs, c. 4-5 mm long, obovate-oblong, petiolule 1-2 mm. Inflorescence axillary racemes, racemes shorter than the leaf. Flower pedicellate, pedicel c. 7-15 mm. Calyx c. 7-8 mm long, segments distinct almost to the base, oblong, obtuse. Petals 5, yellow, 15-18 mm long, with a short claw. Stamens 10, free, flattened, villous at the base. Ovary silky hairy, ovules numerous. Pod linear, contracted between the seeds, c. 7.5-10.0 cm long, c. 6-10 mm broad, glabrous, 1-6 seeded. Seed oblong, smooth, mottled.
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