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  Centrosema plumieri (Turpin ex Pers.) Benth.
  Family Name : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

  Synonyms : Clitoria plumieri, Cruminium giganteum, Bradburya plumieri

  Common Names : Butterfly Pea, Marmelada, Gallito

 
Butterfly Pea,Marmelada,Gallito
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub (Trailing)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Northern & Western South America
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Secondary Rainforest; Disturbed Area / Open Ground)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Ethnobotanical Uses :
      [Others]: Used as cover crop in rubber, coconut and oil palm plantations, until replaced by Centrosema pubescens.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
      Landscape Uses :
      Vertical Greenery / Green Wall
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Naturalistic Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Abiotic (Explosive Dehiscence)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Fast
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Moderate
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Velvety / Furry / Tomentose, Hairy / Hirsute, Raised / Sunken Veins
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      [Remarks] (Golden Greenish-Brown, Furry)
      Foliar Modification :
      Foliar Tendril
      Foliar Type :
      Compound (Trifoliate)
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Herbaceous, Runner / Stolon
      Root Type :
      Underground (Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Purple, White
      Flower Symmetry :
      Bilateral
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Legume / Pod)
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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