(Vol.11, 2008-12) Revision of the Genus Orbexilum (Fabaceae: Psoraleeae)
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Orbexilum Raf. is a wholly North American genus confined to the southeastern U.S.A. and Mexico. Grimes provided a revision of the complex in which eight species were recognized. Turner added two additional species, O. chiapasanum and O. oliganthum, these subsumed under the fabric of O. melanocarpum by Grimes. The latter worker also recognized a var. gracile of the widespread O. pedunculatum that in the present account I treat as a species, Orbexilum gracile. This brings to 11, the number of species currently recognized for the genus. Detailed descriptions and a key to the taxa are provided, along with maps showing their distributions.