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Perennial prostrate to climbing herb; leaves pinnately trifoliate with ovate to rhombic leaflets up to 7 cm long, sometimes lobed; stipules ovate, 4-5 mm,; flowers blackish purple in raceme, often paired, on long pedncle; calyx campanulate; standard with long claw, , wings very large; pod linear up to 10 cm long.

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Climber/Climbing shrubs : Climber for ID 17/11/2011 SMP3: A climber with trifoliate leaves with peculiar coloured flowers. Growing wild in an open area near Railway lines Pune.


This looks like a species of Mucuna. Photographs 1 & 2 [which are upside down] show fruit developing. Will send some of my photographs of Mucuna pruriens later.


This could be Phaseolus atropurpureus.


Yes, Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb.


Thanks … & … I stand corrected.


Thanks … and … for the ID
Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb. Syn. Phaseolus atropurpureus.
Initially when I checked some description I read that it has lobed leaflets and my plant doesn’t but on careful observation the plant shown by me also has lobed leaflet.
Macroptilium atropurpureum, commonly known as Purple Bush-Bean or Siratro, is a climber in the pea family native from Texas south to Peru and Brazil, and to the Caribbean, but widely naturalized in the tropics and subtropics.




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Fabaceae plant for ID 10082012CS: This legume is commonly seen around our rice field
Habit: Wild creeper
Place: Hyderabad
Possible ID: Phaseolus ?


your plant material is my be Macroptilium lathyroides var. semierectum (L.) Urbn.


Thank you for the possible Id. When I checked the images, flowers do look alike but the habit of this plant is not similar. The plant i posted is a creeper which twines around other erect plants


It may then be Macroptilium atropurpureum


Yes … Thanks a lot for the ID. I have been wanting an ID for these for long but never posted it. It matches perfectly with the images I browsed.


Macroptilium atropurpureum (Mociño & Sessé ex DC) Urban, Symb. Antill. 9: 457. 1928.
Perennial prostrate to climbing herb; leaves pinnately trifoliate with ovate to rhombic leaflets up to 7 cm long, sometimes lobed; stipules ovate, 4-5 mm,; flowers blackish purple in raceme, often paired, on long pedncle; calyx campanulate; standard with long claw, , wings very large; pod linear up to 10 cm long.

Photographed from Bangalore



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Please help me identifying this Fabaceae climber; could this be any Mucuna sp.?
Habitat: agri. fences
Location: Dharwad District, Karnataka
Alt.: 650 m asl
Date: 15 Nov 2017

Not Mucuna, …


Pl. check


It is Macroptilium atropurpureum a fodder plant

Check The genus Pueraria or Vigna grahamiana


Macroptilium atropurpureum

This plant matches with that of our species in the eflora site. Thank you … for the ID confirmation.

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SK 2897 30 March 2021: 20 images.
Location: Central Nepal
Altitude: 550 m.
Date : Last week of March 2021

Habitat : Looks like wild as informed by friend!
Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb. ??
So far not recorded in Nepal.
Sent by a friend


good images of Macroptilium atropurpureum





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