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Peiranisia bahamensis (Mill.) Britton & Rose

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Peiranisia bahamensis (Mill.) Britton & Rose
Cassia bahamensis Mill. Card. Diet. ed. 8, no. 9. 1768. Cassia biflora ChsLpm. m. S. States Hi. 1860. Not L. 1753. Cassia augustisiliqua Chapm. loc. cit. 1860. Not Lam. 1785. Cassia bahamensis lalifolia Benth. Trans. Linn. Soc. 27: 541. 1871.
A shrub, 1-3 m. high, the branches and twigs glabrous. Stipules linear, caducous; gland short -ovoid or subglobose, borne between the lower pair of leaflets or, e.ceptionally, on the petiole; leaflets 3-5 pairs, oblong to oblong-lanceolate or elliptic, acute or obtuse, mucronate, 2,5-6 cm. long, glabrous above, sparingly pubescent at the base of the midrib beneath; inflorescence corymbose-paniculate; pedicels slender, 8-20 mm. long; petals 10-15 mm. long; anthers all beakless; legume 7-10 cm. long, 4—8 mm. wide.
Type locality: Bahama Islands. Distribution: Florida; Bahamas; Cuba.
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Nathaniel Lord Britton and Joseph Nelson Rose. 1928. (ROSALES); MIMOSACEAE. North American flora. vol 23(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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