Lysiloma

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Lysiloma
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Lysiloma latisiliquum leaves and seedpods
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Lysiloma

Lysiloma is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon . 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3.
  2. 1 2 "Lysiloma Benth". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-03-05. Archived from the original on 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  3. "GRIN Species Records of Lysiloma". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  4. "Lysiloma". Integrated Taxonomic Information System . Retrieved 2010-10-01.