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General floral structure of Fabaceae
Updated on 26/03/2015
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Banner, wings and keel are structures commonly observed in flowers of family Fabaceae. Banner: A single petal with two lobes though it looks like two that are fused together Wings: Formed by two petals Keel: Fused structure of the remaining two petals, with stamens and stigmas inside. The proportions of the parts may vary from one species to another! Reference: http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/Plant_Families/Fabaceae.htm
BIOL3022 Lab10-Part II (CUHK)
More accurately, this is the floral characteristic of Papilionoideae (Fabaeae/Faboideae 蝶形花科. Fabaceae (if regarded as a superfamily) contains three families, including Papilionoideae.
The specimen is Mucuna birdwoodiana Tutcher 白花油麻藤, 勃氏黧豆. For more information, pls visit
petal , sepal , pileus , suspensor , stipe , Labellum , columella , sporangium , pistil , zygosporangium
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