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Family: FABACEAE 

 Neorautanenia mitis
 


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Author:   Bernard Verdcourt, 1969
Family:  Fabaceae
Origin:  Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Dolichos mitis A. Richard, 1847. Dolichos orbicularis Baker f. 1929 Neorautanenia orbicularis Torre, 1965. Neorautanenia pseudopachyrhiza Milne-Redh. Neorautanenia pseudopachyrrhiza Milne-Redh. Pueraria hochstetteri Chiov. Pachyrhizus orbicularis, Baker, 1871. Cacara orbicularis, Hiern, 1896. 
Common miss-spelling: Neorautenenia mitis.

  

This member of the Fabaceae was given this name by Bernard Verdcourt in 1969. It is found in the Central Africa, growing in well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The flowers are purple, and besides seeds, it might be possible to reproduce it by cuttings. The caudex can grow to 60 centimetres, the slightly veining branches up to two metres or more.

The genera name from Greek neos; 'new' and Rautanenia is a genus in the Alismataceae family. The species name means 'mild' or 'tender'.

Seen as a member of the Papilonaceae family.

Tribe: Phaseoleae