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A new inland species of Canavalia (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) from New Caledonia

Ivan NIELSEN

en Adansonia 26 (2) - Pages 149-151

Published on 31 December 2004

A new species of the pantropical genus Canavalia, C. veillonii, is described from New Caledonia, where it is endemic. It is characterised by its acute to obscurely acuminate leaflets, which have rusty puberulous major veins beneath; the calyx tube not constricted behind the lip; and the hilum of the seeds which is more than half as long as the seed.
Keywords :
Papilionoideae, Canavalia, New Caledonia
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