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Genus :

ARACHIS

Family :

FABACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Annual or perennial, erect or prostrate herbs. Leaves even-pinnate, with 2 opposite pairs of obovate leaflets, stipules prominent, linear, stipels absent. Flowers in dense axillary spikes, sessile, bracts 2, auriculate, bracteoles linear. Sepals 5, connate. Petals inserted with stamens, standard suborbicular, wings oblong, free, keels curved, beaked. Stamens 8-10, connate in closed tube, anthers alternately longer, versatile. Ovary sessile, 1-7 ovuled, styles long, stigmas terminal. Fruits lomentum, oblong, indehiscent, thick walled, developing below the soil. Seeds 1-3, irregularly ovoid, cotyledons thick, fleshy.