Hamata, African stylo;
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PlANT FOR ID 144 SMP OCT 09: A Fabaceae family member spotted on Sunday 4th Oct09 Pune.
Trifoliate leaves.
Small yellow flowers 1cm approx.

On checking the plant appears close to  Stylosanthes fruticosa (Syn. S. mucronata)

Any idea whether this can be Stylosanthes hamata or Stylosanthes fruticosa (mucronata)?

This plant is not reported from our area and I haven’t seen this earlier, but if we compare the pics available online, your identification seems okay to me, this can be Stylosanthes fruticosa.

I have finalised the ID as Stylosanthes fruticosa.
If it is some other species please let me know.


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Shrubs/Herbs : Stylosanthes fruticosa: Stylosanthes fruticosa
Herbs or Undershrubs. Trifoliate. Leaflets 2.5 x 0.5cm Lanceolate, apex mucronate, base subacute. Flowers yellow,solitary,axillary.Pods oblong 0.5cm long

Talegaon Dabhade Pune
July 2015

Requesting to please identify this small wild shrub with yellow flowers

Crotalaria retusa

… some species of Stylosanthes ?

Agree with … It is Stylosanthus fruticosa.




Stylosanthes for ID :: OCT2018 MK001 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Please help me ID this Stylosanthes sp. Is this S.hamata or S.fructicosa?
Date: 05 Nov 2017
Location: Mudumalai, Nilgiris, TN
Altitude: 900 m asl
Habitat: Deciduous forest

Tough one.


from Agra, U.P 11112019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Need ID of this plant from Agra, U.P
DOP: 11 Nov 2019

Stylosanthes fruticosa,


Plant for ID : Nasik : 17JAN21 : AK-12: 2 images.
A very tiny plant with yellow flowers seen today. (17.6.21)

Stylosanthes fruticosa

I am not sure if it matches with Rhynchosia ravii. But you should have shot some more images of close ups of flower and leaf.

Thanks … But … suggested id Stylosanthes fruticosa seems correct since the flower and leaves are matching.

I agree with …


Stylosanthes fruticosa (Retz.) Alston :: Shirgaon, Palghar :: Feb 26, 2023 · JUN23 DV401: 6 images.

Stylosanthes fruticosa (Retz.) Alston
Shirgaon, Palghar :: Feb 26, 2023 · 12:52 PM IST :: about 14 m (46 ft) asl
Many thanks to Shiwalee Samant for helping with the ID


Regarding identification of the species collected from Kalahandi Odisha on Feb 3: 4 high res. images.

Stylosanthes fruticosa (Retz.) Alston