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.

Caprivi: 1 cultivated taxon.

Calopogonium mucunoides

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mucunoides Desv.Description, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Calopogonium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Calopogonium
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Calopogonium
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Calopogonium
JSTOR Plant Science: Calopogonium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Calopogonium
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Tropicos: Calopogonium
Wikipedia: 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 Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Calopogonium., retrieved 2 December 2023

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