Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers. (Syn: Cracca villosa L.; Galega hirta Buch.-Ham.; Galega incana Roxb.; Galega villosa (L.) L.; Tephrosia hirta (Buch.-Ham.) Benth.; Tephrosia incana (Roxb.) Sweet; Tephrosia incana sensu R.Vig.; Tephrosia incana (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.; Tephrosia villosa var. argentea Thwaites);
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Much branched annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs; branchlets densely pubescent with white appressed-hairs. Leaves imparipinnate, to 6 cm long; leaflets 9-15, 1-2 x 0.5-1 cm, obovate or oblanceolate, base acute to cuneate, apex obtuse or retuse, glabrous above and sericeous below; stipules 3-6 mm long, subulate. Inflorescence pseudoracemose, terminal or leaf-opposed, to 7 cm long. Flowers 8-10 mm long, subsessile; bracts linear-deltoid. Calyx c. 5 mm long; lobes filiform, ciliate. Petals pink or white; standard 8-10 mm long, orbicular; wings to 1 cm long, oblong-obovate; keels c. 8 mm long, beaked. Pods 2.5-3.5 x 0.4-0.5 cm, oblong-falcate, densely villous, 5-8-seeded. Seeds c. 3 x 2 mm, reniform, dark brown.
Flowering and fruiting: December-April
Degraded forest areas, also in the plains
(From India Biodiversity Portal
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)
Tephrosia villosa (L.)Pers : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Tephrosia villosa (L.)Pers, Fam: Fabaceae
Yes, Tephrosia villosa – densely hairy pods.
Fabaceae for ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8).
could it be Indigofera sp.?…
Some more photos to help with the ID
Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers., frequent weed in open lands
Sorry, …, but the species T. villosa does not match according to this description-
Tephrosia villosa is an annual or perennial bushy herb, 0.3-1.3 m tall. Stem white tomentose.
Leaves imparipinnately compound with 7-19 leaflets, up to 10 cm long; stipules 2-5 mm long; leaflets obovate to elliptical, up to 21 mm x 9 mm, hairy on both sides, each side with 4-8 pairs of distinct veins. Stipules tomentose, caducous and lanceolate.
Flowers in a terminal or upper axillary pseudoraceme 8-22 cm long; pedicel with densely matted hairs, 2-4 mm long; calyx densely matted-hairy, tube about 2 mm long, lobes long-acuminate, to 9 mm long; standard transversely elliptical to broadly ovate, up to 7 mm x 10 mm, dorsally with dense brown hairs. Style glabrous, up to 3-5 mm long, bent sharply upward at base, twisted, penicillate.
Pod strongly curved, up to 4 cm x 6 mm, densely silvery or brown-tomentose, hairs to 2 mm long, 4-10-seeded. Seed 12-16, rectangular, black, smooth, with short hard excrescences, up to 4.5 mm x 2.5-2.75 mm. ”
(From World Agro Forestery)
I think … is right. It looks like Tephrosia villosa to me, too.
Thank you sir. …, my apologies, your id was correct.
It looks to me Tephrosia villosa
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Tephrosia herb for ID :: MK-OCT-03 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Please help me to identify this Tephrosia species. The pods are of 5-6 cm long and hirsute.
Height: c. 1 m
Habitat: semi-evergreen forest edge (road-side)
Date: 18 March 2015
Location: Manimuthar Dam, Tirunelveli dist, TN
Tephrosia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
It could be either Tephrosia villosa or T. hookeriana.
Tephrosia purpurea (Linn.) Pers. Fabaceae (Faboideae)
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight: Tephrosia villosa from Bangalore-GSOCT75/80 : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers., Syn.Pl. 2:329. 1807.
Perennial bushy herb with imparipinnate leaves with 11 to 19 leaflets, latter oblanceolate, up to 2 cm long, obtuse, mucronate; flowers red or purple in elongated raceme; bract deltoid; pedicel up to 4 mm long; calyx up to 1 cm long, teeth 3 to 4 times as long as tube; corolla standard up to 15 mm long, pubescent; pod up to 4 cm long, velvety.
Photographed from Anjana layout Bangalore
No images attached Sir..
Here are the images. Attachments (2)
Tephrosia villosa :: Puducherry :: 13 OCT 19 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 5 images.
Puducherry near sea coast
Dates, various: October 13 – 15, 2019 … Altitude range: about 0 – 3 m (0 – 10 feet) asl
Tephrosia villosa Pers.
Many thanks to … for help with ID at facebook.
12122019EPT44 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 550 kb each.
presenting for Confirmation
Tephrosia villosa ?
Location : Chennai outskirts
Elevation : 30 mts.
Habitat : Roadside weed
Habit : short plant
I guess the ID is correct !
Tephrosia villosa from Anjana Layout, Bangalore-GS30012022-1: 4 very high res. images.
Regarding identification of the species collected from Jajpur Odisha on Aug 2023: 7 high res. images.
Pl. check Tephrosia: