Fakara Plants
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(Broadly FABACEAE)
Alysicarpus ovalifolius   (Schum. et Thonn.) J. Leonard
Zarma name: gadigui
A low-lying herb with rather stiff stems. Important fodder plant.
Uses: Fodder (whole plant), medicine (whole plant)
Notes: The plant makes good fodder, so it is regarded a property of the land owner.
People do not weed them out even in their millet fields.
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1. Habit 2. Flower
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3. Immature fruit 4. Variation of leaf shape within an individual
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