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