genus Tephrosia


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Noun1.genus Tephrosia - genus of tropical and subtropical herbs or shrubs: hoary peas
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
hoary pea - a plant of the genus Tephrosia having pinnate leaves and white or purplish flowers and flat hairy pods
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The plant genus Tephrosia is a legume with about 300 species found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, some of which have been used for many beneficial purposes (Barnes 1967, Gaskins 1972).
The plant belongs to the class Magnoliopsida (dicotyledons), subclass Rosidae order Fabales, family Fabaceae, genus Tephrosia Pers.