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Purple Smithia

Smithia purpurea

Description:

The genus Smithia is named in honour of Sir James Edward Smith, 1759-1828. Purple Smithia is a small annual herb, 0.5-1 ft tall. Stem erect, branched, glabrous. Stalkless leaves are pinnate, with oblong leaflets having a bristle at the tip. Purple flowers, about 1 cm across, occur in racemes of 6-12 flowers. The round "standard" petal and the "wings" are marked with white spots. Flowering: October.

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4 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Jignesh...
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JigneshShirke
JigneshShirke 9 years ago

Thankx Alice and Rex... its Purple Smithia

Little Rex
Little Rex 9 years ago

Very nice shot, and I agree with alice that it probably is in the Legume family (Leguminosae) but it's kinda hard to ID. I think it's a species of Clitoria (most probably C. ternatea).

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Beautiful, may be in the Legume family.

JigneshShirke
Spotted by
JigneshShirke

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Nov 7, 2011
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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