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Clitoria Linnaeus. Butterfly Pea, Pigeonwings.

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A genus of about 60 species, of tropical and warm temperate regions of the New and Old World.

ID 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 and identification comments under Centrosema.

Ref: Fantz (2000); Fantz (2002b); Fantz (2023a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2023a); Isely (1998). Show full citations.

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