ID request- 29092012-PKA1: 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (8).
Requesting ID for this herb.
Date/Time: 29-09-2012 / 09:20AM
Location: Mankhurd (Mumbai), near the Creek
Family: Fabaceae
Habitat: Wild (along the trail near Mangroves)
Plant Habit: Herb (almost prostrate), leaves and stem hairy.

Wow a Fabaceae member. ?Mangrove associate. Simple alternate leaves. Hairy
Eager to know the ID.

I think this could be “Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew.”?
Kindly have a look at following links:
1. http://www.iiim.res.in/herbarium/papilionaceae/alysicarpus_procumbens.htm
2. http://www.rprcbbsr.com/herbarium/herbarium/images/id/34

I too think that this could be Alysicarpus hamosus

This belong to Alysicarpus hamosus





Requesting ID of this plant – Mumbai :29072013 : ARK-03 : June 2013 : Attachments (3). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured growing wild in a cultivated garden in Mumbai in June 2013.


It is Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew.

it is Alysicarpus sps…. most probably A. homasus

Requesting ID of this plant – Mumbai :28062013 : ARK-03 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Requesting to please ID this plant captured in Mumbai in June 2013.

Alysicarpus sp.

This has been identified as Alysicarpus hamosus as per the thread

…, very likely to be Alysicarpus hamosus in view of habit, leaf shape and general pubescence but cannot blame any expert who may want to see fruit etc.




SGNP, Sep 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKSEP-35 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).

Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Kanheri Caves, SGNP in Sep 2014.

Any Alysiscarpus species?

Looks like Aeschynomene americana..(शेवरा)

Looks like A. roxburghiana…..

These photos are different. the first one is Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC. or Alysicarpus monilifer (L.) DC. For confirmation fruit is must.

Second and third photos belong to Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew. (= Alysicarpus procumbens (Roxb.) Schindl.)





Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew. SN Nov06 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew., wild herb in the rain fed agriculture land from Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu


Alysicarpus ¿ species ?
Hope the characteristics seen in these photos point to a species of Alysicarpus.

along Saphale Ghat on September 28, 2009

Alysicarpus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

same type of photos have already send for identification. I think it was A. racemosa. please match it with that

Alysicarpus hamosus

Thank you very much …; thank you very much …

I realize the lack of pod pictures is making it difficult for ID.

Hopefully my future encounters with Alysicarpus plants gets me to finding their pods.

…, will you like to consider A. scariosus in view of the densely ciliate rachis bearing subsessile flowers with densely ciliate calyx.

Required photo of habit along with leaves and pods





Prostrate Plant for ID, Rajasthan, NAW-SEP16-04 : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Kindly identify this prostrate plant with round leaves, photographed in a forested part of the Aravali range south of Kishangarh, Ajmer District, Rajasthan.

Indigofera species ?

On checking did not meet any species in efi under Indigofera

this plant seems to me like Alysicarpus species may be Alysicarpus hamosus 
actually I am travelling with out any book, so I will be able to confirm it once I reached home.
even in the back ground Indigofera cordifolia is also present


It seems species of Alysicarpus

This looks like Alysicarpus species. Pods are sweet. Either species vaginalis but not seems as heterophyllus. Indigofera has generally pink or red color flower.

Kindly see in attached pic uploaded by you. The top plant you might be knowing is Indigofera cordifolia locally known as Baker (Small red flower at the base of leaf).

I find it closer to Alysicarpus hamosus as per images under: ID request- 29092012-PKA1

Some Alysicarpus sp…

Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew.

090619AB1 ID : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

Identification, please.
Date/Time- November 2, 2017; 09:26 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Eastern Melghat; 21°18.074′ N, 77°23.278′ E

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb
Height/Length- 0.5′ Height

Fruit- Pod

Crotalaria humifusa ??

Alysicarpus sp

Thanks …! Possible to go further to the species?

I gave the sp.

Between Crotalaria humifusa and Alysicarpus hamosus, what would be your best guess? I know I have not provided you with flowers or even picture of the complete plant, but given what we have, what would be your guess?

May be Alysicarpus hamosus. Please wait for some expert suggestion.

I also feel closer to images at Alysicarpus hamosus


Fw: Alysicarpas hamosus : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Botanical names: Alysicarpas hamosus
Local Name:  जंगली गैलिया
Family: Fabaceae
Location: Tonk, Rajasthan 
Altitude : 298
Date :
Habit : 
Erect herb,
Habitat : 


Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew. :: Waghbil, Thane :: Sep 21, 2008 · JUN23 DV284: 1 image.

Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew.
Waghbil, Thane :: Sep 21, 2008 · 1:24 PM IST :: about 3 m (10 ft) asl
Many thanks to J M Garg for suggesting the ID at efloraofindia