Anagyris

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Bean

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  • Leguminosae

Species in genus

Glossary

palmate
Roughly hand-shaped; (of a leaf) divided partially or fully to the base with all the leaflets arising from the tip of the petiole (as in e.g. Aesculus).
imparipinnate
Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Bean

A genus of two species; one, described here, native of the Mediterranean region, the other of the Canary Islands. It is the sole representative in Europe of the tribe Podalyriae, which has its centre in S. Africa and Australia. Among the papilionate genera, this group is distinguished by the combination of simple or palmate (not pinnate) leaves, and free stamens.

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