3794.000 Cyclocarpa Afzel. ex Baker

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3)

Description of the genus

Erect or spreading annual herbs, mostly branched and tufted. Leaves alternate, sensitive, paripinnate; stipules membranous, spurred. Inflorescences umbel-like racemes, 1–4-flowered; bracts and bracteoles small, thin. Flowers small, yellow; calyx deciduous, 2-lipped; lips almost entire; standard obovate, emarginate, shortly clawed; wings oblong, shortly clawed, finely denticulate above; keel obtuse, spurred, finely denticulate above. Ovary linear, falcate, subsessile, many-ovuled. Fruit many-jointed, linear, compressed, coiled into a ring or a spiral, minutely roughened on the margins. Seeds broadly irregularly reniform.

Worldwide: 1 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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stellaris Afzel. ex BakerNDescription

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyclocarpa
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Wikipedia: Cyclocarpa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyclocarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyclocarpa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cyclocarpa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=739, retrieved 30 November 2021

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