Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich. (syn. Dolichos cylindricus Desv.; Dolichos vexillatus (L.) Kunth; Phaseolus capensis sensu Thunb.; Phaseolus glycinaeformis Weinm.; Phaseolus humifusus Savi; Phaseolus pulniensis Wight; Phaseolus quadriflorus A.Rich.; Phaseolus sepiarius Dalzell; Phaseolus vexillatus Blanco; Phaseolus vexillatus Walter; Plectrotropis hirsuta Schum. & Thonn.; Strophostyles capensis E.Mey.; Vigna capensis (Thunb.) Burtt Davy; Vigna carinalis Benth.; Vigna crinita A.Rich.; Vigna davyi Bolus; Vigna dinteri Harms; Vigna dolichoneura Harms; Vigna golungensis Baker; Vigna hirta Hook.; Vigna lobatifolia Baker; Vigna phaseoloides Baker; Vigna scabra Sond.; Vigna senegalensis A.Chev.; Vigna tuberosa A.Rich.;            Vigna thonnongii Hook.f.;         (≡) Phaseolus vexillatus L.);

VIG-nuh — named for Prof. Dominico Vigna, 17th century Italian botanist
vek-see-LAH-tuh — from Latin vexillum – a standard or flag

Common name: Zombi pea, Wild Mung, Wild cowpea • Hindi: जंगली मूंग Janglee Mung, Suryaparni, Machali • Marathi: Halunda • Malayalam: Kattupayar • Sanskrit: मुद्गपर्णी Mudgaparni

Chinese: ye jiang dou • English: wild cowpea, wild mung, wild mung bean, zombi pea • French: pois poison, pois zombi • Japanese: fuji sasage • Lao: thwàx phi • Madagascar: Tokambahatsy, Tsiroko • Marathi: हळुंदा Halunda • Sinhalese: Wal-lima • Vietnamese: qua • and, other: aka sasage, bejuco marrullero, chorreque

Native: throughout tropics & subtropics; also cultivated

India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh ; Arunachal Pradesh; Assam ; Bihar; Dadra-Nagar-Haveli; Delhi ; Goa ; Gujarat ; Haryana ; Himachal Pradesh ; Jammu-Kashmir ; Karnataka; Kerala ; Madhaya Pradesh ; Maharashtra; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Nagaland ; Orissa; Pondicherry ; Punjab ; Rajasthan ; Sikkim ; Tamil Nadu ; Tripura ; Uttar Pradesh ; West Bengal & other countries as per ILDIS;

Zombi pea is a fairly strong twiner, stems usually clothed with spreading silky hairs. It resembles a plant somewhere between a Southern pea and a mung bean. The long trailing vines have narrow pointed bean-like leaves. Pods and seeds resemble mung beans, and the roots are nodulated. Flowers pink or purplish, turning yellow, pea-like, 2.5 cm long.

Because of its tuberous roots rather than its pods, the wild mung is held in fairly high esteem in some parts of the world. In Africa, the roots are eaten in times of severe hunger. It grows wild in the Himalayas and in the foothills of India. The tubers are soft, easy to peel, and possess a creamy, white, tasty interior. They are eaten boiled or raw. Protein content of the tubers is near the 15% level, which is high compared to the 1-7% for potatoes and yams.
 

Slender climbers. Leaflets to 4.5 x 2 cm, ovate, acute at apex, rounded at base, strigose hairy; petiole 4 cm long; stipule cordate at base. Flowers solitary or 2-3 together; calyx 9 mm long, strigose hairy; lobes lanceolate; petals yellow; standard 3 x 3 cm, orbicular, wings 25 x 12 mm, auricled at base; keel 25-30 mm long, strongly spurred on lateral side. Pods 5.5 x 0.5 cm, densely brown-hispid.  

Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Moist deciduous forests
Paleotropics
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich. var. vexillata) 

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Indian Sweet Pea is the common name.
Bot. name: Vigna vexillata
Family: Fabaceae,
Local name: Halunda.
Its a climber.
(Roots and seeds are consumed by Localites..)

– Attaching the use of Vigna vexillata in the world scenario,


 

 

 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week:Vigna vexilata: flowers of Vigna vexilataIndian sweet pea (Halunda in Marathi)


The pictures are taken at Satara near Kas.
 

VIG-nuh — named for Prof. Dominico Vigna, 17th century Italian botanist
vek-see-LAH-tuh — from Latin vexillum – a standard or flag
Oct 19, 2007 … at Kas plateau, Maharashtra
commonly known as: wild cowpea, wild mung, zombi pea • Marathi: हळुंदा halunda
Native: throughout tropics & subtropics; also cultivated
some views: Sep 5, 2009 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra 
Oct 24, 2010 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Climber/Climbing shrubs : Vigna vexilata:  Vigna vexilata
A big climber with large flowers.
Near Kas and in Mulshi

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Vigna vexillata from Mussoorie Chakrata Road:  Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich., R. de la Sagra, Hist. fis. Cuba, Bot. 10:191. 1845

syn: Phaseolus vexillatus L.
Common name: Zombi pea
Perennial climbing or trailing herb; leaves trifoliate with up to 8 cm long ovate to lanceolate leaflets; flowers purple or pink, up to 3.5 cm long, in 2-5 flowered subumbellate racemes, on up to 35 cm long peduncle; pod up to 15 cm long, covered with stiff brownish hairs.

Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road in September..


 

The upload shows the wide distribution. It is present in Western ghats too.

 

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fabaceae week-37:  Vigna vexillataHalunda in Marathi.
with little pressure on the standard the style has come out of the keel
with stigma in the upper end and stamens in the lower side.


Thanks for showing this mechanism. This is important from pollination point of view….


Intruigued…
WHO?WHAT?HOW… would that pressure be exerted in nature…
can bees or butterflies do that?
CALLING ALL POLLINATION BIOLOGIST>>> THIS ONE IS FOR YOU…


Yes. I will tell you what I know. In fact This is called as Elephant trunk in Marathi.
When the insect tries to sit on this keel the exerted pressure brings out the stamens and stigmas in front for transfer of pollens. This has been documented. Let us see somebody might come up with video in future.


Adding a link in support…..
http://www.springerlink.com/content/wh1n0w733p5637w6/


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Kas week: AK 13102009 Vigna vexillata: Vigna vexillata seen near Kas lake (photographed in Oct 2009).

Second photograph showing style, stigma and anthers that are usually hidden in the tunnel-like rolled over edge of the central petal.
 

 

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Kas week: AK 13102009 Vigna vexillata:  Vigna vexillata seen near Kas lake (photographed in Oct 2009).

Second photograph showing style, stigma and anthers that are usually hidden in the tunnel-like rolled over edge of the central petal.


live and learn I guess…
1 I have only seen blueish flowers for Vigna vexillata
wonder if this color variation is normal/usual?
2 did you get to see any seed pods and photograph them> and seeds?

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KAS Week DS_021012_03 Vigna vexillata:  A trailing vineJungli Mug from KAS 22nd Sep 2012.


Yes a fairly bigger flower amongst the Vigna

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KAS Week::(Vigna vexillata 09/10/2012-NJ): Vigna vexillataZombie Pea (Halunda – Marathi)


The wings and keel petals in this group are twisted to the left. If the right wing petal is straightened to the right, the bundle of stamens is exserted in a circular movement out of keel petals. This gives an interesting name in marathi as ‘Hattichi Sond’ (Elephant’s Trunk).


Kas week : Vigna vexillata SMP: Vigna vexillata
A Fabaceae climber.

 

Kas week:: PKA34:: Vigna vexillata: Vigna vexillata (Family: Fabaceae),


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vigna vexillata:  vigna vexillata
 

 

 

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Requesting ID of this pink Vigna – Mumbai :: 17092013 :: ARK-03 :: September 2013 :  Attachments (4). 5 posts by 2 authors.

Requesting to please ID this pink Vigna captured at SGNP, Mumbai in September 2013.


This is Halunda [Vigna vexillata]. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of this.


 

 

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Fabaceae Fortnight:: Vigna vexillata:: Yeoor Forest:: NAOCT1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Also known as Jangli Mung (Wild mung) or Zombi Pea
This climber was photographed at Yeoor Forest, Thane
Date: 21st September 2014

 

 

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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Vigna vexillata :: n Western Ghats :: DVOCT132 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.

Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich.
near Kas plateau on October 19, 2007
at Vaghbil on September 20, 2008
at Vaghbil on September 21, 2008

 


 

interesting flower. equally interesting information regarding some medicinal uses at flowers of india site

 

 

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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Vigna vexillata :: Kusur-Lonavala :: PKA-OCT-01 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Bot. name: Vigna vexillata
Local name: Halunda


Beautiful !!


Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich.,  R. de la Sagra, Hist. fis. Cuba, Bot. 10:191. 1845 syn: Phaseolus vexillatus L.

Common name: Zombi pea
Perennial climbing or trailing herb; leaves trifoliate with up to 8 cm long ovate to lanceolate leaflets; flowers purple or pink, up to 3.5 cm long, in 2-5 flowered subumbellate racemes, on up to 35 cm long peduncle; pod up to 15 cm long, covered with stiff brownish hairs.
Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road in September..
 

 


 

 

 

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34-TSP-ID-14JAN2016-3-Mudigere-Mullaianagiri: Fabaceae sp for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

 

Kindly identify this Fabaceae sp 

Habit: Twining herb 

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest openings 

Sighting: Mudigere and Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl and 1700 msl 

Date: 10-09-2015 and 23-09-2015


 

It’s Vigna vexillata
 

identification no170112sn2: Please Id this flower.

date/time:sept11
location:mulshi,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:?
height:about 3-4 ft.
leaves:–

other info:pink colour


Can it be Vigna vexillata?


does n’t that have three leaflet leaf?


Thanks, …, for the Id.

I also think close to images at Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich.


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Kas near Satara- Sept.’08; Satpura Tiger Reserve on 17-9-09; at Kaas plateaus, Satara, Maharashtra- Sept’09; at Kodachadri ranges, Shimoga district, Karnataka; Dapoli, Ratnagiri on 29th Aug. 2010; Climeber of Fabaceae – NSD 6 – indiantreepix | Google Groups Requesting for id – efloraofindia | Google Groups Vigna vexillata – indiantreepix | Google Groups For ID pl. – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Help for plant identification-from Nagaland : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 4 MB.

I have found so many creeping/ climber on road side climbing small plants. Looking like species close to Vigna? Tri foliate leaf like Vigna radiata but flowers are pink. Also found yellow flowered Vigna plants.

Pl. check comparative images at Vigna


From images and description it is Vigna vexillata. I have pics of pods and seeds of this plant and will send you to put in Vigna images (Vigna vexillata pods and seeds images are not available on efloraofindia). This will help other readers too.


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SK 2287 10 November 2019 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2) – 3 & 4 mb.

Location:  Harthok, Palpa
Date: 25 September 2019
Elevation: 1460 m.

Habit : Wild

Vigna sp ??

Attachments (2) – 2 & 4 mb.


Attachments (2) – 1 & 3 mb.


Attachments (1)- 7 mb.


Looks like Vigna sp.


I guessed so … It could be wild or cultivation escaped I guess.


I think you are still waiting for ID?

to me it’s Vigna vexillata ……. but pics of leaves are required to confirm….


Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich.

Thank you …!


 

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