Millettia mossambicensis

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Millettia mossambicensis
Millettia mossambicensis, blaar-bokant, sentraal-Mosambiek.jpg
upper side of compound leaf
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Millettia
Species: M. mossambicensis
Binomial name
Millettia mossambicensis
J.B. Gillett

Millettia mossambicensis is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. It is endemic to central Mozambique, where it is fairly widespread in the low-lying woodlands and forests.[1] The small trees are over-exploited for local construction purposes.[1]

The leaves have two or three pairs of leaflets and one terminal leaflet which is largest.[1] Leaflets have 9 to 11 pairs of lateral, parallel veins. The purple-blue flowers are carried on racemes which appear in spring.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Hyde, M.; et al. "Millettia mossambicensis J.B. Gillett". Flora of Mozambique. Retrieved 24 March 2015.