Rhynchosia suaveolens (L.f.) DC. (syn. Glycine suaveolens L.f.; Hedysarum venosum Rottler);
India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh; Goa; Gujarat ; Karnataka ; Kerala; Maharashtra ; Orissa ; Tamil Nadu ; Sri Lanka (N) as per ILDIS;
Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India (2000- Description & Keys- R. rufescens, suaveolens, capitata, heynei & minima)

Viscous hairy erect undershrubs. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; leaflets up to 8 cm long, acute, ovate acuminate. Peduncles axillary, 2-flowered; flowers yellow; bracts usually caducous; Calyx not accrescent, lobes lanceolate, acuminate, nearly equal. Petals included or exserted. Stamens diadelphous; anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, usually 2-rarely 1-ovuled; style long, filiform, much incurved; stigma capitate. Pod indented without between the seeds and with a partition within; seeds 2, strophiolate.

Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Dry deciduous forests
India and Sri Lanka

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Wild Flower for ID-071009-RK-2 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Request Id of this wild flower. Bannarghatta Forest. 07-10-09

This is Rhynchosia, most probably R. suaveolens.

images by Renee Vyas 


Herb for ID : 20102013 : RV 1 : Attachments (3).  6 posts by 4 authors.
Please identify this small herb found growing in wild near Hampi, Karnataka…… picture taken on 15th Oct,13.

I have posted the same plant for ID. It may be some Rhynchosia species that I am unable to place.

Please check it for Rhynchosia suaveolens.

Yes it is Rhychosia suaveolens

images by S. Ingalhalikar


Fabaceae undershrub for ID from N Karnataka : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 2 authors.

Please help ID this undershrub found on rocky hill in N Karnataka in Oct.
Branches 50 cm long, many from base, terete. Leaves 3 foliolate, 3-5 cm; petioles 2-3 cm; lateral leaflets 1-1.5 cm; sessile, ovate, acute, oblique at base; terminal leaflet 2-2.5 cm, rhomboid ovate, acute; petiolule 8 mm. Flowers 2 on slender axillary peduncles 2-3 cm long; pedicels 5-8 mm; calyx 5-7 mm; lobes 3-5 mm long; corolla 8 mm. Pods 1.5×0.7 cm; flat, beaked, 2 seeded. Whole plant silky tomentose.
May be a sp of Rhynchosia.

Rhynchosia suaveolens as per another thread.

Identification of Plant specimen : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 MB each.

Please help me to identify the specimen attached.
Place: Vellore, Tamilnadu
Date: 08.02.15

Subherb trailing on the ground. Sepals equal to petals. Leaves pubescent.
I infer that it could be Rhynchosia rufescens.

Yes he is right. It must be Rhynchosia suaveolens





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