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AMORPHA FALSE INDIGO

Steve Boyd & Duane Isely


Shrub, unarmed, gland-dotted. Leaf: odd-1-pinnate; stipules bristle-like, ephemeral; leaflets with minute stipule-like appendages. Inflorescence: raceme, spike-like, terminal. Flower: petal 1 (banner), ± purple; stamens 10, exserted, filaments fused near base; style puberulent. Fruit: indehiscent. Seed: 1.
± 15 species: North America. (Greek: deformed, from 1 petal) [McMahon & Hufford 2004 Amer J Bot 91:1219–1230]
Unabridged references: [Wilbur 1975 Rhodora 77:337–409]

Key to Amorpha

1. Main leaf axis without prickle-like glands; leaflet midrib generally ending as awn-like gland 0.5–1.5 mm ..... A. fruticosa

1' Main leaf axis with prickle-like glands; leaflet midrib generally ending as sessile, head-like gland <= 0.5 mm ..... A. californica

2. Plant hairy; longest calyx lobe (except gland at tip) 1–2 mm ..... var. californica

2' Plant ± glabrous; longest calyx lobe (except gland at tip) 0.5–1 mm — s North Coast Ranges, n San Francisco Bay Area (Marin Co.) ..... var. napensis

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