Paracalyx scariosus (Roxb.) Ali (syn. Cylistascariosa Roxb.);

par-uh-KAL-iks — from Greek para (alongwith) and calyx (covering)
ska-ree-OH-sus — thin, dry, shrivelled

commonly known as: no common name in EnglishMarathi: रान घेवडा ran ghevada

Distribution: Nepal, India, Myanmar, Thailand



identification no200211sn1: Some new plants for id. taken at my farm in Mulshi, Pune in feb.
plant habit: May be climber
Height: quite tall, shooting up in bunch
other info: almost white except some yellow leaves in between

Images by Prasad Dash (Inserted by J.M.Garg)





i am pleased to share one of the rare sighting of a climber with full bloom
Name: Atylosia volubilis
Family: Fabaceae
Place of collectiion: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha
Habit: Climber

Habitat: Wild in scrub forests.

I too have never seen this beautiful flower. Would you please upload the picture of whole plant.

sorry for delayed query, are you sure this plat is Atylosia voluvilis?

to me it looks like Paracalyx scabrus, but I have not seen Atylosia voluvilis in flowering stage, so just I want to clarify my doubt.

Yes … This is A. volubilis. I have also matched this with herbarium specimens deposited in two herbaria of Odisha.

Paracalyx scariosus as per images herein & not Cajanus crassus (King) Maesen (syn. Atylosia volubilis) as per images herein.


Creeper for ID : 010511 : AK-2: Taken at Nasik, Maharashtra on the 26th of Feb,2011….growing with the support of the Carissa bush.
Is it Ran Ghevda?

– Paracalyx scarious
Marathi name: Ran ghevada

Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Paracalyx scariosus- PKA9: This one is a Climber growing upto 5m with hairy & twining branches.
Bot. name: Paracalyx scariosus
Family: Fabaceae
Local (Marathi name): Ran Ghevada
Location: At “Katrabaichi Khind” (Kumshet- Ratangad region), Maharashtra.
Habitat: Wild

Yes Ran ghewda. The season of this must have statrted by now in Western ghats.


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Climber/Climbing shrubs : Paracalyx scariosus: Paracalyx scariosus
Ran ghevda. A common climber in Western ghats.


par-uh-KAL-iks — from Greek para (alongwith) and calyx (covering)
ska-ree-OH-sus — thin, dry, shrivelled
Dec 20, 2009 … at Jawahar, Maharashtra
commonly known as: no common name in EnglishMarathi: रान घेवडा ran ghevada
Distribution: Nepal, India, Myanmar, Thailand
some views: Feb 12, 2011 … at Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Feb 7, 2009 … at Ghodbunder Fort, Maharashtra 
Dec 27, 2008 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Jan 26, 2008 … along Saphale Ghat, Maharashtra


Id Plz:  i will like to know name of this fabaceae climber

it is having trifoliate leaves

it is seen at Sindhudurg MH on 25th Jan.2013

Not sure bt i hope its a Paracalyx sp.

Yeah thanks it is Paracalyx scariosus 🙂





Shrub ID request – RK101 – 11-Feb-2013:  Requesting identification of this shrub seen at Chinchoti. The leaves are trifoliate and it is flowering now. I think it belongs to Flemingia genus but not sure of species. The flowers are yellow.

This is Ran-ghevda [Paracalyx scariosus].

Agree with … Paracalyx scariosus (Roxb.) Ali is quite possible.

… Clarify once again whether it was a Shrub or a Climber .

Thanks a lot … and … It looked like a shrubby plant and is about 2 feet tall at the most.


Pic of Ran ghevda, taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in feb14

Paracalyx scariosus (Roxb.) Ali
at Jawahar on December 20, 2009 
at Karnala Bird Sanctuary on February 12, 2011 
at Ghodbunder fort on February 7, 2009 
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on December 15, 2008
at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on December 27, 2008

at Saphale Ghat on January 26, 2008


Common name: Ran Ghevada रान घेवडा (Marathi)
Botanical name: Paracalyx scariosus

Location: Lonavala

Marathi name: Ran Ghevada
Bot. . Namee: Paracalyx scariosus
Family: Fabaceae
Location:  “Katrabaichi Khind“,

Fabacaceae week ,twinner for identification : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

attaching images of a twinner taken on 21 nov, from Dindori Nasik, to me it looks like some Rhynchosia spp, please help to identify  it

my last post on nov 22 seems to be Paracalyx scariosa, please validate

efi page on Paracalyx scariosus(does not seem to match)

Yes, it is Paracalyx scariosa

Paracalyx scariosus OR Paracalyx scariosa to me too.

is it wild or planted?

For Identification of Rhynchosia species. : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

A climber at moist deciduous habitat.

Trifoliate, pubescence, tip accuminate, Base obtuse rounded, Racemose (Corymb) inflorescence.
Locality-Bhadra wildlife santuary, Shivamogga, Karnataka.
Please help with ID

… must be Paracalyx scariosus.

If you get to know local name for this plant, please put it here.

Yes it looks like P cariosus

ID of this Fabaceae member. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Pl help me to ID this Fabaceae member. May a Rhynchosia sp.
Climber (Twinner). Pod formation yet to occur.

The plant was observed in Yelagiri Hills, Tamil nadu.

Attachments (1)

How about Paracalyx scariosus?

Exactly. Paracalyxscariosus (Roxb.) Ali



Climber for ID :: Hatgad near Saputara :: ARKFEB-05 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Saw this climber on a hill and many other places by the roadside at Hatgad near Saputara. GJ in Feb 2017.
Is this Paracalyx scariosus? Please validate.

Paracalyx scariosa (Roxb.) Ali









Fabaceae undershrub for ID :: NOV2017 MK003- 2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (8)
Please help me in identifying this Fabaceae climber found over the shrubs of Deciduous forests. Could this be any Rhynchosia sp.?
Location: Masinagudi, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 945 m asl
Date: 04 Nov 2017

Pl check for Paracalyx scariosus

Yes, Paracalyx scariosus



Wild Climber for ID : Lonavala : 04JUL19 : AK-14 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

Wild climber with dried up yellow flowers seen in Karla, near Lonavala in March,19.

Could be Paracalyx scariosus?

Leguminosae ??

Paracalyx scariosus is correct.

It looks like Paracalyx scariosusof fabaceae

Climber for ID : Nasik : 02DEC20 : AK-02

2 images.

I guess ID is correct !

I too agree with both of you,

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