Glycine tomentella

Glycine tomentella

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(Woolly Glycine, Rusty Glycine)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Glycine tomentella

Common name(s)

Woolly Glycine, Rusty Glycine

Flower colour; life form

Red, purple; vine

Campus

Townsville

Description

A perennial twiner with stems and leaves covered in brownish hairs. Leaves with three leaflets to 7.5 x 3.5 cm; stipels present. Flowers borne in 7-15-flowered racemes with a peduncle 3.5-10 cm long. Sepals are hairy, petals reddish to purplish often pale, standard to 1 cm long. Pod to 3 cm long, 3.5 mm wide, flattened, hairy; seeds 2-10 per pod.