An important document on all legume species growing in India is: Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun.
As per this document following species of Mucuna occur in India-
8-M.pruriens (var. pruriens, var. hirsuta, var. utilis),
No species of Mucuna is threatened in India as Red Data Book of Indian Plants does not mention any species.
As per efi thread:
Key to Mucuna species as provided by J.F.Duthie in Flora of the Upper Gangetic Plains (1929) and modified as per Sanjappa (1992) :
A. Woody climbers, with faces of pods obliquely plaited
B. Sutures of pods winged ….. Mucuna nigricans
B’. Sutures of pods not winged ….. Mucuna atropurpurea
A’. Annuals, with valves of pods not obliquely plaited
C. Flowers in racemes, pods densely bristly … Mucuna pruriens var. pruriens
C’. Flowers in corymbs; pods much longer, clothed with short deciduous bristles ….. Mucuna pruriens var utilis
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 31.1.14:
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details with Keys-
Indian Herbal Remedies: Rational Western Therapy, Ayurvedic, and Other … edited by C.P. Khare (2004)- Details-
The Indian Encyclopaedia: Meya-National Congress edited by Subodh Kapoor (2002)- Brief details-
Mucuna : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Mucuna
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added the list of all species of Mucuna known in India vide Sanjappa (1992)
Mucuna page with images of species in efloraofindia : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pl. go through Mucuna page with images of species (done by Surajit ji) in efloraofindia.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let me know.
Sir. the flower of Mucuna monosperma it looks like different. please check, i will send photo of M.monosperma. Attachments (1)
Thanks, …, If so, then what can be this species ? Also pl. see so many threads on Mucuna monosperma showing similar flowers