TitleFlemingia strobilifera (L.) W. T. Aiton
Kampung Belukar, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.   Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W. T. Aiton. Fabaceae. CN: [Malay - Seringan, Meringan, Payang-payang, Payang-payang-gubat, kayotimokan], Luck plant, Wild hops, Mongoose plant. Native to China, Taiwan, Indian Subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia (Indonesia, Malaysia, PNG, Philippines).; elsewhere naturalized or cultivated. An erect much-branched shrub about 2 m high. Leaves 1-foliolate, subcoriaceous, 9-14 cm long, ovate-oblong, acute. Flowers small, white, in axillary and terminal simple or branched racemes, 7.5-15 cm long, closely arranged along a slender, zigzag rachis, and enclosed, by broadly orbicular-ovate large bracts. Pods 10 mm long, oblong, turgid, mucronate. Plant widely used in folk medicine among many cultures.  Note: Some vernacular names could be confusing associating the two species of the same genus with similar common names, i.e. F. strobilifera and F. macrophylla.   Synonym(s): Flemingia bracteata (Roxb.) Wight  Flemingia fruticulosa Benth. Flemingia strobilifera var. bracteata (Roxb.) Baker Flemingia strobilifera var. fruticulosa (Benth.) Baker Hedysarum bracteatum Roxb. Hedysarum strobiliferum L.  Moghania bracteata (Roxb.) H.L.Li Moghania fruticulosa (Benth.) Mukerjee Moghania strobilifera (L.) J.St.-Hil.  Moghania strobilifera (L.) Kuntze  Moghania strobilifera (L.) Jacks.  Zornia strobilifera (L.) Pers.  Ref and suggested reading: www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?17131 www.mpbd.info/plants/flemingia-strobilifera.php www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/ild-41472 www.med-plants.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=...
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