Neptunia plena

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Neptunia plena


Herb with usually erect or ascending, branched stems. Leaves with a suppressed gland between or just below the lowest pair of pinnae; Seeds 8-20.


tropical America present
Tropical America.


An American species already collected in the Botanical Gardens Bogor in 1846 by Zollinger, but never naturalized there. In a recent report Stone (l.c.) stated that it has now become a pest in pineapple plantations in Johore, Malaya. It has been recorded also from India (Windler, l.c.).


Windler - in Austral. J. Bot. 1966: 398
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 562
Miq. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1855: 50
Stone - in Malay. Nat. J. 1984: 188