moth bean (pronounced “moat bean”), mat bean, Turkish gram or Matki/Mataki (मटकी) in Marathi; 
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Prostrate herb with trifoliate densely hairy leaves; leaflets palmately lobed; inflorescence raceme on axillary peduncle, 5-6 cm long with yellowish hairs; corolla yellow, 4-5 mm long; pod 5-6 cm long, pubescent when young, finally glabrous.



syn: Phaseolus aconitifolius Jacquin

Common names: Mat bean, moth bean
Prostrate herb with trifoliate densely hairy leaves; leaflets palmately lobed; inflorescence raceme on axillary peduncle, 5-6 cm long with yellowish hairs; corolla yellow, 4-5 mm long; pod 5-6 cm long, pubescent when young, finally glabrous.
Cultivated as pulse, photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road and from Khalsa College, Delhi.


Oct 2012 Pune
I had sown seeds of Matki in Marathi. is the botanical name of this plant Vigna aconitifolius ? Please validate


the leaflets of Vigna aconitifolia is variously trilobed.

Many thanks … I found one pic where the leaves look similar to those in the link. 


Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Maréchal, Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 39:160. 1969

syn: Phaseolus aconitifolius Jacquin

Common names: Mat bean, moth bean
Prostrate herb with trifoliate densely hairy leaves; leaflets palmately lobed; inflorescence raceme on axillary peduncle, 5-6 cm long with yellowish hairs; corolla yellow, 4-5 mm long; pod 5-6 cm long, pubescent when young, finally glabrous.
Cultivated as pulse, photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road and from Khalsa College, Delhi.


never seen the bean pods in real life. this is it for me. so thanks


 
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