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Andaman Is; Angola; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Chad; China; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Ghana; Guinea; Hainan; India; Indonesia; Ivory Coast; Japan; Jawa; Kenya; Laos; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peninsular Malaysia; Philippines; Principe; Reunion; Sao Tome; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Solomon Is;
South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Thailand; Togo; Uganda; Venezuela; Vietnam; Zaire; Zambia; Zimbabwe
as per Catalogue of Life;
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myoo-KOO-nuh — from the Brazilian name for these vines
pruriens — from Latin prurient, pruriens, present participle of prurire to itch
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commonly known as: bengal bean, buffalo bean, cowach, cowage, cow itch, cowhage, hell fire bean, itchweed, itchy bean, Mauritius bean, nescafe, purple jade vine, sea bean, velvet bean, wild itchy bean • Bengali: আলকুশি alakusi • Hindi: जाङ्गली jangali, जड़ा jara, कवांच kavanch. केवांच kevanch, किवांच kivanch, konch • Kannada: ನಸುಗುನ್ನಿ nasugunni • Malayalam: നായ്ക്കുരണ naikkuran • Marathi: कवचकुइरी kavachkuiri, कवचकुइली kavachkuili, कवसकुइरी kavaskuiri, कवसकुइली kavaskuili, खाजरीकुइरी khazrikuiri, खाजरीकुइली khazrikuili • Sanskrit: आत्मगुप्ता atmagupta, कण्डूरा kandura, कपिकच्छ् kapikachu • Tamil: பூனைக்காலி punaikkali • Telugu: దూలగొండి dulagondi, కండూష్పల kanduspala, కపికచ్ఛూః kapikacchuh, pilliadugu • Urdu: جانگلي jangali, جڙا jara
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Native to: tropical & s Africa, Indian subcontinent, s-e Asia; widely naturalized / cultivated
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Large climbing densely hairy herb; leaves trifoliate, on up to 40 cm long petiole, leaflets variable 5-20 cm long; flowers purple, up to 4 cm long, 1-3 together on 15-30 cm long axillary racemes; pod 5-6 cm long, not plaited, covered with brown irritating hairs, 5-6 seeded.
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During our childhood days we used to rub this fruit on friends hands and enjoy the irritation of our friends !!
Spicules on the leaf and seed pod causes severe itching when touched;
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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
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Mucuna pruriens
Family: Fabaceae
Loc.: Mariyang, Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh (ca 800m)
Uses: Seeds are boiled and eaten.


-We call this Khaj Khujli in Marathi.

During our childhood days we used to rub this fruit on friends hands and enjoy the irritation of our friends !!


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Mucuna pruriens: Seedpods of a climbing shrubCowhage ( Mucuna pruriens )

Nasugunni (Kannada),
Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. = M. Prurita Hk.
PAPILIOACEAE
Spicules on the leaf and seed pod causes severe itching when touched.
Climbing shrub
Length-15-20 meter
Height -15 feet
Habitat fame fence
Chandagal Village
Mysore district
12 Jan 2011


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Mucuna: i am looking for Mucuna pruriens. can anyone please guide me as to where i can find this thing growing in abundance in wild state so i can collect it in bulk….


A lot of it at Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi


Very Near to You

In Nature Camp Thapli On the Way to Morni Hills. About a year back i have seen many plants of this climbers growing on some Phoenix dactylifera trees.
Another in Hisar in the fields of HAU I think on Balsamand road in their nursery and also in Herbal garden there.
Its also very common in Maharashtra state.. seeds are medicinally imp.


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Fabaceae week…Mucuna pruriens: here is picture of Mucuna prurienskhaj khujali as pod of this plant persistent irritant bristles



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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: – Mucuna pruviens:  Flowers of mucuna pruviens (Khajkuiri in Marathi)


Indian herb growers are cultivating Mucuna commercially. Here is slide show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwjET9T_QPc


Mucuna pruriens I think.
Its is supposed to be very irritating. Commonly called as ALKUSSI in Jharkhand.


Here is the photo of the fruits from mine.

Place : Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Thane
Date : 30th January 2010
Habitat : Wild



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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Week_Mucuna pruriens_RKC_06_08112011: Mucuna pruriens
Loc.: Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh (ca 700 msl)
Date: April, 2007


Thanks … for showing these pods of a climber which seems to have a large distribution from western ghats to Arunachal Pradesh as shown by you here


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myoo-KOO-nuh — from the Brazilian name for these vines
pruriens — from Latin prurient, pruriens, present participle of prurire to itch
Nov 8, 2008 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
commonly known as: bengal bean, buffalo bean, cowach, cowage, cow itch, cowhage, hell fire bean, itchweed, itchy bean, Mauritius bean, nescafe, purple jade vine, sea bean, velvet bean, wild itchy bean • Bengali: আলকুশি alakusi • Hindi: जाङ्गली jangali, जड़ा jara, कवांच kavanch. केवांच kevanch, किवांच kivanch, konch • Kannada: ನಸುಗುನ್ನಿ nasugunni • Malayalam: നായ്ക്കുരണ naikkuran • Marathi: कवचकुइरी kavachkuiri, कवचकुइली kavachkuili, कवसकुइरी kavaskuiri, कवसकुइली kavaskuili, खाजरीकुइरी khazrikuiri, खाजरीकुइली khazrikuili • Sanskrit: आत्मगुप्ता atmagupta, कण्डूरा kandura, कपिकच्छ् kapikachu • Tamil: பூனைக்காலி punaikkali • Telugu: దూలగొండి dulagondi, కండూష్పల kanduspala, కపికచ్ఛూః kapikacchuh, pilliadugu • Urdu: جانگلي jangali, جڙا jara
Native to: tropical & s Africa, Indian subcontinent, s-e Asia; widely naturalized / cultivated
some views: Nov 27, 2010 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Nov 21, 2009 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra 
Oct 12, 2008 … at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park)
Mar 31, 2007 … along NH3 near Padgha, Maharashtra

Cute colour of the flowers. Important to remember not to touch any part……



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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Mucuna pruriens-PKA19:    Bot. name: Mucuna pruriens
Family: Fabaceae
Location: Mumbai
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Climber

All art is but imitation of nature. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The beautiful flower buds in the picture may have given some idea to lipstick manufacturers.



Local name: Baidanka
Family: Fabaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Orissa
Habit: Climber
Habitat: Wild, near roadside trees and hedges of village boundary and also in dry deciduous and scrub forests

Altitude: 100 to 400 m above msl


Beautifull Pics of flowers


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Mucuna pruriens from Herbal Garden Delhi: Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC., Prodr. 2:405. 1825.

syn: Dolichos pruriens L.; Mucuna prurita Hook.
Common names: Cow-itch, gugli
Large climbing densely hairy herb; leaves trifoliate, on up to 40 cm long petiole, leaflets variable 5-20 cm long; flowers purple, up to 4 cm long, 1-3 together on 15-30 cm long axillary racemes; pod 5-6 cm long, not plaited, covered with brown irritating hairs, 5-6 seeded.

Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi.


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Mucuna pruriens from Herbal Garden Delhi: Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC., Prodr. 2:405. 1825.

syn: Dolichos pruriens L.; Mucuna prurita Hook.
Common names: Cow-itch, gugli
Large climbing densely hairy herb; leaves trifoliate, on up to 40 cm long petiole, leaflets variable 5-20 cm long; flowers purple, up to 4 cm long, 1-3 together on 15-30 cm long axillary racemes; pod 5-6 cm long, not plaited, covered with brown irritating hairs, 5-6 seeded.

Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi.


Nice Shots Sir “Kaunch ki Phali


Shows the vast distributional range again …Could know the Hindi names too.



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Mucuna pruriens:  Photographed on my property at Shahapur last weekend. Quite prevalent, but these photographs are from just one climber.


Very nice photographs indeed. I think the flowering season is nearing end and pods have started developing.



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Mucuna pruriens:  Mucuna pruriens (Leguminosae) खाजखुजरी 20/10/2012 Yeoor [Part of sanjai gandhi national park], Thane


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Mucuna pruriens : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 3 authors.

here are a few of my Mucuna pruriens from last year. They are yet to bloom here this year.


It has not yet commenced flowering this season. Some of my previous photographs are available at this link


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Hooghly – Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC? :  Attachments (7 + 8 + 5). 9 posts by 3 authors.

Found this yesterday (11.10.13), in village shrubberies.


I am doubtful about it being M pruriens


Can it be Pueraria sp. instead?


Attaching more pictures, the first one is from the same climber and rest are from adjacent area. This seems to be Mucuna pruriens DC.


Yes this looks like Mucuna pruriens DC.


Found pods today, on the same plant and in adjacent area.


Yes it is M.pruriens.



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Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
at base of Yeoor Hills on November 23, 2008 
at Yeoor Hills on October 12, 2008 
at Nagla forest on December 1, 2012 
at CBD Hills on November 26, 2011 
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on November 8, 2008
along National Highway No. 8 on November 8, 2008

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Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC., Prodr. 2:405. 1825.

syn: Dolichos pruriens L.; Mucuna prurita Hook.
Common names: Cow-itch, gugli
Large climbing densely hairy herb; leaves trifoliate, on up to 40 cm long petiole, leaflets variable 5-20 cm long; flowers purple, up to 4 cm long, 1-3 together on 15-30 cm long axillary racemes; pod 5-6 cm long, not plaited, covered with brown irritating hairs, 5-6 seeded.
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi.


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Mucuna pruriens  
Family: Fabaceae
Location: Mumbai


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Please find pics of this climber from medicinal plant garden of CCSHAU, Hissar

Which Mucuna sp.?


Thank you … for this query; now me too eager to know ID.
Otherwise I would have taken it as Mucuna pruriens.

Mucuna species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


…, it looks like Mucuna pruriens to me, too. Are both the types of pods from the same plant?


I think it is Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.



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ID request05122017CP1 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this twiner growing in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. It flowers and fruits in October. Is it a species of Crotalaria?

Mucuna pruriens


Thanks, …  Pl. also check


Thanks, …, for the id.
To me also appear close to images at Mucuna pruriens as per comparative images at Mucuna


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Fabaceae climber for identification :: Dec MK02 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Please help me identifying this Fabaceae species.
Habit: climber
Habitat: agri. fences / dryland
Location: Dharwad District, Karnataka
Alt.: 650 m asl
Date: 15 Nov 2017

Pl. check

Could you find your species from comparative images?


Mucuna macrocarpa Wall. ??


Its Mucuna pruriens


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SK174NOV02-2016:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Kurintar, Nepal on 29 December 2013 at 900 ft.


Any habit image, …


Sorry …, it is from my old album.


Appears to be a Fabaceae member.


I guess it is Fabaceae but could not decide the correct ID.


Pl. check Mucuna


I guess it could be Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. according to

flowering season and elevation.
Request validation !

Its Mucuna Pruriens, Is there other clear images………..


Attachments (3)


Mumbai, MH :: Mucuna pruriens :: ARK2020-026 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.
Saw Mucuna pruriens in a marshy area in Charkop, Mumbai, MH in October 2019.
This was my first sighting of the flowers.


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Fwd: mucuna : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

I am sending photograph of pod of Mucuna pruriens var. hirsuta with some snake photo in yana forest please attach to group


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Yeoor Hills  … part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Date: December 29, 2019 … Altitude range: about 100 ft (30 m) to 1575 ft (480 m) asl
Mucuna pruriens  (L.) DC.

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Botanical Name: Mucuna pruriens: 1 image.
Location: Rajouri j and k

Date: 11-8-2019
Habit: Climber



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