Plant Genera


Clitoria

Family Code: FABACE
Genus Code: CLITO
Genus CN: pigeonwings
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 60 species, of tropical and warm temperate regions of the New and Old World.
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; see key under Centrosema.
Genus References: Isely (1998)=I; Fantz (2000, 2002b)=Z.
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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