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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Clitoria

butterfly pea

Hierarchical position of the Genus Clitoria

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Rosidae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 264. Jan-Mar 1967.
   SuperOrdo  Fabanae R. Dahlgren ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 179. 25 Mar 1993.
   Ordo  Fabales Bromhead
pub. Edinburgh New Philos. J. 25: 126. Jul 1838.
common name: legumes
   Familia  Fabaceae Lindl.
pub. Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot., ed. 2: 148. Jul 1836.
common name: Leguminosae
   Subtribus  Clitoriinae DC.
pub. Prodr. 2: 216. mid Nov 1825.
   Genus  Clitoria L.
pub. (1753)
common name: pigeonwings

Named members of the Genus Clitoria

   Species  falcata Lam.
common name: sickle pigeonwings
   Species  fragrans Small
common name: sweetscented pigeonwings
   Species  laurifolia Poir.
common name: laurel-leaf pigeonwings
   Species  mariana L.
common name: Atlantic pigeonwings, butterfly pea
   Species  pinnata (Pers.) R.H. Sm.
syn. Barbieria pinnata
   Species  polyphylla Poir.
syn. Barbieria pinnata
   Species  rubiginosa Juss. ex Pers.
syn. Clitoria falcata
   Species  ternatea L.
   Varietas  alba hort.
syn. Clitoria ternatea

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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