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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Phaseoleae
Subtribus: Phaseolinae
Genus: Austrodolichos
Species: A. errabundus
Source(s) of checklist:
Name

Austrodolichos Verdc.

Austrodolichos is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae.
Description

These plants are vines with tuberous roots.[3] The stems are covered in simple hairs.[3] Leaves are 3-foliolate with upper surfaces darker than the lower surface.[3] The inflorescences are axillary, with one or two stemmed pink to purple flowers.[3]
Uses

Root tubers of Austrodolichos species have been traditional food for Aborigines of the Northern Territory.[3]
References

"IPNI: Austrodolichos". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
Verdcourt, B. 1970. Kew Bull. 24(3): 399. 1970
NTFlora Northern Territory Flora online: Flora of the Darwin Region: Fabaceae. Retrieved 10 June 2018

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