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Stylosanthes Swartz. Pencil-flower.

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A genus of about 25-50 species, annual and perennial herbs, pantropical and less commonly temperate.

ID notes: The large, adnate stipules are distinctive. Stylosanthes fruits are loments with 2 segments, the terminal almost always fertile, and terminated by the persistent style, the lower often abortive.

Ref: Isely (1998); Mohlenbrock (1957); Mohlenbrock (2023c). In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2023a). Show full citations.

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