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A large genus of shrubs and herbs, widely spread chiefly in tropical and warm temperate regions; about 150 species are known, very few of which are hardy with us. They are nearly akin to Lespedeza, a genus with one-seeded pods, whereas they have a several-seeded, jointed pod.

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