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Ethnobotany of Clitoria (Leguminosae)

Paul R. Fantz
Economic Botany
Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1991), pp. 511-520
Published by: Springer on behalf of New York Botanical Garden Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4255394
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Abstract

Reported economic uses of Clitoria (Leguminosae) are summarized based upon literature reports and label data obtained from examination of over 8000 herbarium vouchers. Reports are categorized by economic use. Most reports are for an African species, C. ternatea, presently distributed throughout the tropics. Economic data for 23 species are reported, many for the first time. /// Los usos económicos de Clitoria (Leguminosae) son reportados en este trabajo basados en los informes de la literatura científica y los datos obtenidos de las etiquetas de más de 8000 registros de herbario. Los informes son categorizados por uso económico. La mayoría de los informes corresponden a la especia africana, C. ternatea, distribuida en todos los trópicos. Muchos de los datos económicos de las 23 especies son reportados por primera vez.

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