Rhynchosia himalensis Baker ;
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Fabaceae climber for id from way to Ghangriya
this was about 2 kms away from Govindghat in way to Ghangriya
Id pls

Looks like a Phaseolus. Any fruits??

No sir we could not get fruits


Yes i support its … and indeed its Rhynchosia species , its pod require to confirm the identity of species ..

Pl. check Atylosia/Cajanus

It is Rhynchosia himalensis

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Legume with two leaflets 19032014GS2 for ID from Chakrata-GSMAR5 : Attachments (3 + 5). 7 posts by 3 authors.

This leguminous climber with two leaflets was photographed from Chakrata in September, 2011.
Kindly help in ID.

I think this is having three leaflets, I am enclosing few of mine shots for supplementing your post, I am still to get id..

Yes … there are some leaves with three leaflets. Let us hope to get id.

Both of these specimens looks like Rhynchosia himalensis Baker. But leaves are trifoliate in this species.

I think you got it right. The fruit, very long lowest calyx lobe (almost equalling keel) agrees perfectly, flower size and colour (yellow with purple striations) all agree with Rhynchosia himalensis. Leaflets is not a big issue as we could locate many leaves with 3 leaflets. The only worry is lesser number of flowers.

Thanks for identification …, I have discovered few more pics of the same plant, from a different location, from VOF Trek…



These images are from Valley of Flowers area, recorded in August..
I hope this is again Rhynchosia himalensis..!


Rhynchosia himalensis Benth. ex Baker in Fl.Brit.Ind. 2:225. 1876.
Trailing herb with yellow viscous hairs; leaves pinnately trifoliate, sometimes only 2 leaflets, latter broad ovate, entire, pubescent; flowers yellow in axillary raceme; pedicel 3-4 mm long, bract 5-6 mm long; calyx up to 17 mm long with unequal teeth; vexillum up to 15 mm long, keel and wings smaller; pod up to 3 cm long, 6-8 mm broad, hairy.
Photographed from Chakrata in September, 2011. Kindly help in ID.


This straggler was recorded from Chakrata and I got this identified as Rhynchosia himalensis ..
Please validate !

Very beautiful design on the flower; thanks for sharing



Rhynchosia himalensis Baker (accepted name) ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
Sharing some pictures I guess is Rhynchosia himalensis Baker (accepted name) ?? shot at Tarakeshwor, Nepal on 27 August 2016 at 6000 ft.

I think matches with images at Rhynchosia himalensis

Nepali Name : बन भट Ban Bhata 



MS Sept.2018/12 Cajanus sp. ? for Id : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Reiek-tlang, Mizoram

Date : 07-09-2018
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Zawng-bête

Thanks, … Pl. check comparative images at 

Could not find a match as per comparative images at Cajanus 

It looks like Rhynchosia species to me.

Thanks, …, for the genus id.
Pl. check Rhynchosia himalensis Baker as per comparative images at Rhynchosia
To me appears close.

I guess … is right.