Oman Botanic Garden
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FABACEAE

Cadia purpurea

Unarmed shrub; stems branched, leafy. Leaves: Imparipinnate with up to 50 pairs of leaflets. Flowers: Pendulous, on axillary short shoots. Petals oblong, subequal, white to cream aging pink to reddish, falling soon. Fruit: Pods, straight or slightly curved, beaked at the apex, glabrous, yellow-brown, valves twisting on dehiscence. Flowering period: March to April. Habitat: This species is found in Dhofar in the escarpment mountains, in Anogeissus dhofarica forest.

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