Economic Botany

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 511–520 | Cite as

Ethnobotany ofClitoria (Leguminosae)

  • Paul R. Fantz


Reported economic uses of Clitoria (Leguminosae) are summarized based upon literature reports and label data obtained from examination of over 8000 herbarium vouchers. Reports are categorized by economic use. Most reports are for an African species,C. tematea, presently distributed throughout the tropics. Economic data for 23 species are reported, many for the first time.

Key Words

Clitoria Clitoria ternatea ethnobotany 

Etnobotánia deClitoria (Leguminosae)


Los usos económicos deClitoria (Leguminosae) son reportados en este trabajo basados en los informes de la literatura cientifica y los datos obtenidos de las etiquetas de más de 8000 registros de herbario. Los informes son categorizados por uso económico. La mayoría de los informes corresponden a la especia africana,C. ternatea, distribuida en todos los trópicos. Muchos de los datos económicos de las 23 especies son reportados por primera vez.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Fantz
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  1. 1.Department of Horticultural ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleigh

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