rin-KOH-see-a — Greek: rhynchos (beak), referring to the keel of the flowers … Dave’s Botanary
HER-tuh — hairy … Dave’s Botanary

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DV :: 01MAY12-0407 :: small deciduous climber – striking bluish-grey beads: Place: at Tung Wadi near Lake Pavna, Lonavala
Time: May 1, 2012 at 4.07pm
Habit: slender woody deciduous climber
Habitat: wild vegetation on slope ~ 2450 ft asl

Climber height: about 3 – 4 ft
Climber length: about 10 -12 ft
No leaf found on entire length of the climber.

Very nice pictures … It is a species of Rynchosia, probably R. cyanosperma? (cyan = blue; sperm = seed).

I think you tried to mean Rhynchosia cyanosperma. According to plant list R. cyanosperma is now considered as a synonym of Rhynchosia hirta. Thanks
for the ID quite and interesting looking plant



Plant for ID – 06022012 Sirumalai -1 – Fabaceae: Please id this plant
Location: Sirumali Forest, Dindigul
Date : 6th Feb 2012
Habitat : Semievergreen forest
Habit : Climber
Altitute : abt 500 metres

One of the Fabaceae member. Could this be a species of Vigna!

This should be Rhynchosia hirta. The seeds are bluish.

The flowers were almost greenish and not not more than 1.5cm across; the whole plant (climber-shrub) was hairy.

I agree with … This does look like Rhynchosia hirta. I had seen this at Yana, Karnataka.


images by Anurag N. Sharma



ANOCT80 Please confirm if Rhynchosia hirta : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Nandi Hills
28th October 2014

Beautiful pics.. This could be Rhynchosia hirta..



ANAPR47 Rhynchosia hirta (Andrews) Meikle & Verdc. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Flowers are posted here from the same locality, but another plant in the vicinity which I could not locate as that area was burned to the ground.
Family: Fabaceae
Date: 17th April 2015
Place: Nandi Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka

Habit: Climber
Habitat: Scrub forest

Very beautiful seeds and seed pods, new to me, thanks …

beautiful blue seeds










Rhynchosia hirta (Andrews) Meikle & Verdc.
at Yana Rocks on December 15, 2012 
at Tung, off Lonavala on May 1, 2012




This one is a Climber.
Bot. name: Rhynchosia hirta
Family:  Fabaceae
Location: Yana, Karnataka

Wonderful upload … thanks !!


Please help with any name(s) for Rhynchosia hirta in Telugu.

As per Flowers of India, it is called ADAVI KANDULU– అడవి కందులు
Cajanus albicans, Cajanus scarabaeoides and Rhyncosia suaveolens are also called Adavikandulu

Adavi means forest; kandulu means red gram, as the seed looks like redgram they are called Adavikandulu

Thank you very very much … for this help, and for the etymology.


Please help me in getting the name kaaltavaraikkodi for Rhynchosia hirta; reference: Embryology and Apomixis in Grasses by T. Pullaiah, G. N. V. Febulaus

The name would make sense to me if the letter “l” removed. 

Kaatavaraikkodi (= wild lablab bean) will transcribe to காட்டவரைக்கொடி
The original name “kaaltavaraikkodi” can be written as கால்தவரைக்கொடி which I am not sure about.

Thank you very much … I will go with காட்டவரைக்கொடி kaatavaraikkodi


via Species‎ > ‎R‎ > Rhynchosia hirta (Andrews) Meikle & Verdc. … family: Fabaceae ~ Papilionaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
rin-KOH-see-a — Greek: rhynchos (beak), referring to the keel of the flowers … Dave’s Botanary
HER-tuh — hairy … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known ashairy snoutbean • Malayalamനീലപ്പയർ neelapayar • Marathiनिळी गुंज nili gunj • Tamilகாட்டவரைக்கொடி kaatavaraikkodi • Teluguఅడవి కందులు adavi kandulu
botanical namesRhynchosia hirta (Andrews) Meikle & Verdc. … synonymsRhynchosia albiflora (Sims) Alston • Rhynchosia cyanosperma Baker … status at The Plants List(2013). Version 1.1.
December 15, 2012 … Yana Rocks, Uttara Kannada


Fabaceae Id please: Mostly a vine, Most of the leaves were dry. The seeds were a shiny dark blue.

id help required please.

It is Rhynchosia sp., may be R. cyanosperma owing to the seed color.

Thanks, …, for the Id.

I also think these match with images at Rhynchosia hirta (Andrews) Meikle & Verdc.


Kindly examine and identify this plant 

Habit: Climbing Shrub 

Habitat: Wild,Moist Deciduous forest fringe 

Sighting: Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about1200 msl 

Date: 31-01-2015

please check if Rhynchosia hirta.

Matches with Rhynchosia hirta. Thanks again …