Centrosema virginianum

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Noun1.Centrosema virginianum - large-flowered weakly twining or prostrate vine of New Jersey to tropical eastern North America, sometimes cultivated for its purple and white flowers
Centrosema, genus Centrosema - a genus of chiefly tropical American vines of the family Leguminosae having trifoliate leaves and large flowers
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Spanish Wells/ January Kuntze (Fabaceae) Eleuthera 10, 1932 [= Centrosema virginianum (L.
humilis r 1 Li-Cissampelos pareira r 1 1 Centrosema virginianum r 2 Cissus verticillata r r Other species: Callicarpa resinosa r in 1 Passiflorafoetida, Spermacoce laevis and Tillandsiafasciculata r, Zuelania guidonia + in 2; Bothriochloa pertusa and Rochefortia acanthophora +, Melochia nodiflora and Varronia lineata r in 3; Ocotea coriacea r in 4; Diospyrus grisebachii and Lonchocarpus longipes +, Caesalpinia vesicaria 1, Erytrhroxylum rotundifolium and Capparis flexuosa r in 5; Oplonia tetrasticha +, Citharexylum ternatum and Triopteris rigida r in 6.
FLOWERS VISITED: Anoda acerifolia, Blechum pyramidatum, Calopogonium coeruleum, Catharanthus roseus, Centrosema virginianum, Chromolaena odorata, Citrus sp.