The genus Mastersia (Papilionaceae: Phaseoleae)
Characteristic for the genus Mastersia are the indehiscent pods with seeds with elongated funicles. Within this genus only two species are recognized: M. assamica Benth. from Assam and M. bakeri (Koord.) Backer from Borneo, Celebes and the Moluccas. Both species are considered closely related; distinctive characters are found in the bracteoles, wing petals, keel petal and pod. Mastersia is placed within the Phaseoleae in the subtribe Glycininae-Glycinastrae. The distribution pattern of both species is discussed.
|Journal||Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants|
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van Welzen, P.C, & den Hengst, S. (1984). The genus Mastersia (Papilionaceae: Phaseoleae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 30(1), 77–87.