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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb to subshrub, erect to spreading, unarmed. Leaf: ternate, gland-dotted; leaflets 3, lance-linear to broadly ovate, entire to irregularly finely dentate; stipules free, persistent. Inflorescence: flowers 5--15, 2--3 per node, clustered into [head-like umbels] compact racemes, peduncles elongate, scapose or axillary; bracts at each node generally united. Flower: calyx lobes > tube; corolla > calyx lobes, partly blue to violet; ovary hairy. Fruit: indehiscent, with long sword-shaped beak, glabrous to soft-hairy, with prickle-like processes. Seed: dark brown, oblong to reniform.
Species In Genus: 2 species: Macaronesia, Mediterranean, southwestern Asia, cultivated, used for ornamental, forage, medicine. Etymology: (Latin: from bituminosus, of pitch)
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Astragalus whitneyi var. whitneyi
Next taxon: Bituminaria bituminosa
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Bituminaria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9294, accessed on September 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 24, 2016.