Clitoria annua

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Clitoria annua
Clitoria annua


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Phaseoleae
Subtribus: Clitoriinae
Genus: Clitoria
Species: Clitoria annua



Clitoria annua J.Graham, 1839


  • Clitoria annua var. emarginata S.Yadav & Dhanke
  • Clitoria annua var. sekharii M.R.Almeida & N.Chaturv. ex Krishnaraj, N.Mohanan, Th.Davis
  • Clitoria biflora Dalzell, Hook. Kew Journ. 2: (1850) 35
  • Ternatea biflora (Dalzell) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 210 (1891)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia template
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • India, West Himalaya

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Vernacular names


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