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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Clitoria L.
      1. Clitoria heterophylla Lam.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mascarenes, SW. & S. Madagascar.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Habit
    Annual/Perennial, Climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Kilelo, Kivahy, Lady, Vahy-tany
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Kivahy, Lady, Vahy-tany

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion

    Introduced into:

    Jawa, Sri Lanka

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Clitoria heterophylla Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 5, 2014 Briggs, M. [292], Madagascar K000966186

    Bibliography

    First published in Encycl. 2: 51 (1786)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
    • Fantz, P. R. (1993). HortScience 28(6) :674-676 Cult. Centrosema & Clitoria in USA
    • Fantz, P. R. (1992). J. Econ. Bot. 45(4) :511-520. Ethnobotany of Clitoria in SE Asia.
    • Polhill, R, M. (1990). Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
    • Backer, C. A. (1963). Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands
    • Vaughan, R. E. (1937). Mauritius Inst. Bull. 1(1). Catalogue of flowering plants ...

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0