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Notodon savannarum Britton & Wilson ; Britton, Mem Torrey Club 16: 69. 1920.
A shrub, 0.5-2.5 m. high, the branches stiff and subspinescent, the young shoots brownishstrigose; stipules subulate, 1 mm. long; leaves 1-1.5 cm. long; petiole and rachis rather broadly winged, the free tip minute; leaflets 4—8, obovate or oblong-obovate, 4— S mm. long, rounded at the apex, obtuse at the base, dark-green above, white or pale-yellow and with a strong midrib beneath; flowers solitary or few on short axillary branches; pedicels about 2 mm. long; calyx glabrous, 2.5 mm. high, 3 mm. broad; corolla rose-purple; banner orbicular, 6 mm. long, the claw less than 1 mm. long; wings oblong-oblanceolate, 7 mm. long, with an acute basal auricle; keel-petals 8 mm. long, oblanceolate-lunate, with abroad basal auricle; pod 3-4 cm. long, 4 mm wide, 5-6-seeded, somewhat torulose.
Type locality: Savannas near Camaguey, Cuba. Distribution: Eastern Cuba.
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Per Axel Rydberg. 1919. (ROSALES); FABACEAE; PSORALEAE. North American flora. vol 24(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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