Fabaceae Climber for ID– 06022014- PKA-Feb-14 :  12 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4).

Seen this climber en-route Mullayangiri (Karnataka),
Date/Time: 25-01-2014 / 11:00AM

Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Climber

Family: Fabaceae

Thanks for sharing very interesting plants dear …
You got a large treasure during this trip.

Yes …, trip was really good, i have few more plants to share.. Thanks..

Any possibility of this to be Spatholobus purpureus……

No chance for Spatholobus.. Its a woody cliber, leaflets are 5 and more; flowers deep purple(almost blue); and the fruits are characteristically winged.
I suspect, some sp. of Dolichos

This is possibly Shuteria involucrata or Amphicarpaea. Most probably it is the former one.

… has rightly brought the ID to Shuteria.
I go for Shuteria vestita Wight & Arn.,which differs from S. involucrata (Wall.) Wight & Arn. in having hairy pods, which is the exact case in … pic.
Unfortunately, bot S. vestita is treated as a synonym for S. involucrata in The Plant List  

Thanks … for showing this plant, I was looking for this for long, though I had once collected this from Morni Hills… unfortunately I do not have any pics of the same….

Thanks … and … for resolving the ID…. For me this was my first sighting of this plant.. Thanks again…

Taxonomy of this species seems quite confused.
Sites treating both as a single species:
Sites treating both as different species:
Which one to follow for our website ?


Family: Fabaceae
Date: 1st November 2014
Place: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Habit: Climber

Confirmed as Shuteria involucrata (Wall.) Wight & Arn. by …

Attigundi Road Karnataka
Date: 14 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1450 – 1600 m (4750 – 5250 ft) asl
ID please … … (family: Fabaceae)

Dear friends,
Leguminous climber with wiry stem, trifoliate-leaved, leaflets variegated at their mid-veins.
Inflorescence arising from leaf axils, tiny flowers – about 2-3 mm across.

Please check for Shuteria species. Closer to S.involucrata.
S.involucrata in eFI.

Thank you very very much … for the guidance.

Going with Shuteria vestita Wight & Arn. found listed at Digital Flora of Karnataka.
Shuteria vestita Wight & Arn. is listed as synonym of Shuteria involucrata (Wall.) Wight & Arn. at The Plants List, however extract (attached here) from flora referred by Digital Flora of Karnataka states otherwise.
Attachments (2)

Madikeri Coorg, Karnataka
Date: 23 FEB 2017 … Average elevation: ~ 1117 m (3667 ft) asl
Shuteria vestita Wight & Arn. … (family: Fabaceae)

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Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 12 December 2017
Altitude: 6800 ft.
Fabaceae .. ! Which one ???

Looks like Shuteria sp (Fabaceae), if a climber.

Thank you …! Shuteria involucrata (Wall.) Wight & Arn. ??

Thanks, …, for id.
To me also appear close to images at Shuteria involucrata

Yes … Only this species is known in India and Nepal

Thank you …! Syn: Shuteria vestita Wight & Arn.
Nepali Name : गहते लहरो Gahte Laharo 

Shuteria involucrata (Wall.) Wight & Arn. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 19 November 2018
Altitude: 2000 m.
Habit : Wild

Shuteria involucrata (Wall.) Wight & Arn. : 6 posts by 1 author. 6 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Latha Bhanjyang
Date: 8 January 2020
Elevation: 2134m.
Habitat: Wild


Shuteria involucrata (Wall.) Wight & Arn.: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Altitude: 2019m.
Date: 04 November 2023
Habit : Wild

Nepali Name : गहते लहरो Gahate Laharo 




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