Stylosanthes hamata*

Stylosanthes hamata*

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(Caribbean Stylo)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Stylosanthes hamata

Common name

Caribbean Stylo, cv Verano

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow; shrub, subshrub

Distinguishing features

A perennial subshrub to 1 m high; stems covered in whitish hairs. Leaflets 3, 7-28 mm long, small adpressed hairs usually present on lower surface. Flowers orange-yellow to yellow streaked with red. Pod to 7 mm long, + curved beak 2-4 mm long which is covered in short hairs. Seeds 1-2 per pod.

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