Centrosema molle
[Centro, Butterfly Pea]

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The climber that I grew in my pot from 2015 to 2016. It is able to go through pollination in the unopened flowers, a biological trait known as cleistogamy.

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This climber was incorrectly named as Centrosema pubescens in the past. The correct name should be Centrosema molle.

Reference:

[1] Fantz PR. Taxonomic notes on the Centrosema pubescens Bentham complex in Central America (Leguminosae: Phaseoleae: Clitoriinae). SIDA, Contributions to Botany 1996;17(2):321-332.

[2] de Stefano RD, Fantz PR, Fernnndez-Concha GC, Itza LLC. Centrosema and Clitoria (Leguminosae: Papilionidae: Phaseoleae: Clitoriinae) in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, including three lectotypifications. Vulpia 2008;7:1-15. | Read article |

[3] Cook BG, Schultze-Kraft R. Botanical name changes – nuisance or a quest for precision? Tropical Grasslands – Forrajes Tropicales 2015;3:34−40. | Read article |

The rare white flower version:

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Online Resources:

| Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) | Tropical Forages | Weeds of Australia |