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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Phaseolus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Phaseolus filiformis Benth.
Habit: Short-lived perennial herb, trailing or twining vine; taproot slender. Stem: cylindric or angled, branches many at base, lowermost often opposite. Leaf: leaflets generally 1--5 cm, 1--4.5 cm, wide ovate-triangular, generally lobed. Inflorescence: raceme-like, peduncle 1.2--16 cm, nodes 2--6, 2-flowered. Flower: corolla +- 1 cm, pink-purple, keel coil diam +- 2.5 mm. Fruit: 2.5--3.5 cm, 4--5 mm wide, oblong, generally curved, pendant, +- glabrous. Seed: 4--6(7), 2--4 mm, oblong to reniform, wrinkled, net-like.
Ecology: Washes; Elevation: +- 125 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon (Coachella Valley, Riverside Co.); Distribution Outside California: to western Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Generally Oct--Dec
Synonyms: Phaseolus carterae Freytag & Debouck; Phaseolus sanctorum M.E. Jones; Phaseolus wrightii A. Gray
Unabridged Note: Pinacate people (Sonora, Mexico) eat seeds.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alfonso Delgado-Salinas
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Phaseolus
Next taxon: Pickeringia
Citation for this treatment: Alfonso Delgado-Salinas 2016. Phaseolus filiformis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=37632, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.