Ophrestia 


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Ophrestia . Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000026963. Accessed on: 09 Dec 2019'

General Information

Perennial herbs, subshrubs, or shrubs, twining or rarely erect. Leaves pinnately (1-)3-9-foliolate; stipules linear, small; stipels small or absent. Inflorescence axillary, racemose, solitary, paired, or clustered. Bracts styliform or linear. Calyx membranous, cam­panulate, sometimes cylindric-campanulate, 5-lobed; lobes subequal, all shorter than tube, upper 2 ± connate. Corolla longer than calyx; standard pandurate, sometimes reniform, ovate-oblong, or almost circular, silky hairy outside, base acuminate to wide and short stipe; wings usually narrowly elliptic, with stipe and auricles; keels oblong or obovate, equal to or shorter than wings. Stamens diadelphous; vexillary stamen free; anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile; ovules 2-8; style thick; stigma small, capitate. Legume oblong or linear-oblong, dehiscent, oblate, margins slightly thickened, 2-5-seeded. Seeds oblong-ovate, smooth; hilum short, central; aril spongy, with strophiole.

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    Morphology

    Calyx 5-lobed, the lobes subequal, the upper pair free or joined for ± two-thirds of their length.

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    Standard violin-shaped or elliptic to rounded-oblong, without appendages or auricles, sometimes spurred at lower corners of the blade, with silky or bristly hairs outside; wings spurred or not.

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    Leaves digitately or pinnately 3–7-foliolate or 1-foliolate; stipules linear, small; stipels minute or absent.

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    Flowers in slender to thick axillary false racemes or almost sessile axillary clusters, paired to fasciculate on the rhachis.

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    Pods oblong or linear-oblong, compressed.

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    Seeds oblong-ovoid; hilum short, central; rim aril developed, cartilaginous, with a scale-like extension.

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    Vexillary stamen free or lightly joined to the others; filaments alternatively long and rather shorter; anthers ± uniform.

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    Ovary subsessile; ovules 2–8; style rather short, cylindrical, flattened or falcate and narrowed and pointed above, curved or almost hooked, glabrous, hairy along one side and at base or hairy all over; stigma small.

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    Climbing or more rarely suberect herbs.

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    Flowers in slender to thick axillary false racemes or almost sessile axillary clusters, paired to fasciculate on the rhachis

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    Leaves digitately or pinnately 3–7-foliolate or unifoliolate; stipules linear, small; stipels minute or absent

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    Standard violin-shaped or elliptic to rounded-oblong, without appendages or auricles, sometimes spurred at lower corners of blade, with silky or bristly hairs outside; wings spurred or not

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    Calyx 5-lobed, the lobes subequal, the upper pair free or joined for ± two-thirds of their length

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    Ovary subsessile; ovules 2–8; style rather short, cylindrical, flattened or falcate and narrowed and pointed above, curved or almost hooked, glabrous, hairy along one side and at base or hairy all over; stigma small

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    Vexillary stamen free or lightly joined to the others; filaments alternatively long and rather shorter; anthers ± uniform

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    Seeds oblong-ovoid; hilum short, central; rim-aril developed, cartilaginous, with a scale-like extension.

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    Pods oblong or linear-oblong, compressed

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    Climbing or more rarely suberect herbs

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     Information From

    Fabaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).