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Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.

Subshrub ca 1 m tall; leaves alternate, twice pinnately compound, even pinnate; petiole/rachis bearing an extrafloral nectary between bases of proximal pinnae; leaflets oblong; inflorescence axillary, a powderpuff-like cluster; flowers white, dominated by the long-exserted stamens; legume fruits flat, elongate.

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