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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: [Annual], perennial herb, vine, unarmed; hairs generally including minute, hooked ones. Leaf: odd-1-pinnate; axis extended beyond basal leaflets, persistent; leaflets 3, entire or lobed. Inflorescence: raceme-like (flowers > 1 per node) [to panicle-like], nodes 1--60, not swollen; bracts, bractlets generally persistent. Flower: calyx lobes < (>) tube; corolla incurved, sickle-shaped in bud, banner oblong to round, in flower recurved 90°, wings twisted into a platform position, keel incurved, tightly, spirally coiled 1.5 turns; 9 filaments fused, 1 free; style thickened, +- bristly distally, stigma lateral, turned inward. Fruit: generally dehiscent, linear to oblong rarely rhombic, mostly flat in ×-section. Seed: 1--20, oblong to reniform or rarely discoid.
Species In Genus: +- 70 species: neotropics, warm regions. Etymology: (Classical name, presumably for a bean) Note: Phaseolus coccineus L., Phaseolus lunatus L., Phaseolus vulgaris L. in California possibly as waifs from cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alfonso Delgado-Salinas
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Peteria thompsoniae
Next taxon: Phaseolus filiformis
Citation for this treatment: Alfonso Delgado-Salinas 2016. Phaseolus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9399, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.