Plant Genera


Centrosema

Family Code: FABACE
Genus Code: CENTR2
Genus CN: butterfly pea
Genus Authority: (DC.) Benth.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 40 species, perennial vining herbs, of tropical and warm temperate regions of the Western Hemisphere.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Centrosema and Clitoria are unique among our legumes in having resupinate flowers, the pedicel twisted 180 degrees so that the large “standard” is lowermost. They are often confused; the following key includes both genera for easy differentiation.
Genus References: Isely (1998)=I; Fantz (2002a).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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