Hippocrepis biflora

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Hippocrepis biflora

Post by MWP admin » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:10 am

I came along this plant that from the legume it should easily be Hippocrepis biflora (= H. unisiliquosa) but reading Weber, it says flowers shortly pedunculate (stalked) occuring singly, rarely two or three. The epithet biflora also suggest 2-flowered.

Now the photo shows that there are a cluster of 4,5 legumes per peduncle. Is it still biflora or something else?
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Post by MWP admin » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:14 am

Acyually, this close up reveals some 8 legumes, coming from 8 flowers on the same peduncle!!!
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Post by robcar » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:08 pm

Why not Hippocrepis multisiliquosa?

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:31 pm

Yes, you are so right!! I was looking a photo in a book which had very immature fruit and was put out of track.

Perfectly agreed - Hippocrepis multisiliquosa L.
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Post by IL-PINE » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:51 pm

agree

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