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Genus :

DIOCLEA

Family :

FABACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Large climbing shrubs. Leaves pinnately trifoliolate; stipules lanceolate; stipels subulate. Flowers fasciculately racemose; bracts and bracteoles membranous, caducous. Sepals 5, connate in a campanulate tube. Petals exserted. Stamens 10, vexillary filaments free below, connate from the middle with the rest, anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, 2 or more-ovuled, styles incurved, beardless, stigmas terminal, capitate. Fruit a pod, few-seeded, flattened or angled, occluded but not septate between the seeds. Seeds somewhat compressed.