1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Periandra Mart. ex Benth.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Southern America..

    [LOWO]

    Legumes of the World. Edited by G. Lewis, B. Schrire, B. MacKinder & M. Lock. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (2005)

    Habit
    Shrubs, subshrubs or twining herbs
    Ecology
    Seasonally dry and wet tropical riverine forest, woodland or wooded to shrubby grassland, often in rocky areas
    Distribution
    Brazil (all spp.), Bolivia
    Note
    Placed in subtribe Clitoriinae
    [LOWO]
    Use
    The sweet-tasting root is used as a substitute for liquorice

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Dominican Republic

    Periandra Mart. ex Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 2002 Silva, M.N. [251], Brazil K000921071
    May 25, 1989 Schultze-Kraft, R. [18648], Brazil K000921065
    May 25, 1989 Schultze-Kraft, R. [18653], Brazil K000921067
    May 25, 1984 Schultze-Kraft, R. [18651], Brazil K000921066
    Heringer, E.P. [18300], Brazil K000921072
    Heringer, E.P. [6797], Brazil K000921073
    Heringer, E.P. [4461], Brazil K000921075
    Brooks, R.R. [TMEX674], Brazil K000921068
    Brooks, R.R. [TMEX656], Brazil K000921069
    Brooks, R.R. [TMEX493], Brazil K000921070
    Berçot, A.C.S. [34], Brazil K000921074

    First published in Comm. Legum. Gen.: 56 (1837)

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Legumes of the World Online
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