Arachis pintoi Krapov. & W.C.Greg., Bonplandia 8:81. 1994 ;
Brazil (N); Sao Paulo as per ILDIS;


Malaysia – Wild Flowers for ID – 310714 – RK – 1 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia. 16/07/2014

Arachis pintoi,

Faboideae of Java :  Attachments (1). 7 posts by 4 authors.
A small herb.  Id is requested. 

1) four foliolate; 2) ovate-oblong to obovate leaflets; 3) mucronate apices =  Arachis hypogaea L. ?

Missed one point – exserted stigma; please also check Arachis pintoi Krapov. & W.C. Greg. ?

I have mail from … confirming that this is not Arachis hypogaea L.

Very eager to know what  this peanut look alike plant is?

This plant maybe Arachis pintoi Krapov. & W.C. Greg., having very similar appearance, as per following sites –


Arachis pintoi :: Vythiri, Wayanad :: 13 NOV 19 : 12 posts by 5 authors.
… at a resort  in Vythiri, Wayanad
Date: November 13, 2019 … Altitude: about 700 m (2,300 ft) asl
Arachis pintoi  Krapov. & W.C.Greg. 

very interesting four leaf pattern and the insect?

Thanks …. Yes, the four-leaflet intrigued me, until one flickr contact helped me with the ID.
Only other four-leaflet fabaceae I know is Cynometra iripa.
I am poor with insects 🙂

Thank you very much … Exotic, planted as ground cover.

Pl. check Arachis hypogaea L.
Arachis pintoi is found only in Brazil (N); Sao Paulo as per ILDIS;

seems Arachis hypogaea L. has hairs on leaf petiole

Thanks … I am sure it is Arachis pintoi.
It (Arachis pintoi) has been widely distributed in tropics … Wikipedia.
The flower size is hardly 0.5 – 0.6 cm across.
In case of Arachis hypogaea, the flowers are almost double the size … The flowers are 1.0 to 1.5 cm (0.4 to 0.6 in) across, and (we cannot miss the) yellowish orange with reddish veining. … Wikipedia.
There are few pics in flickr from one of my flickr friend and contact – CPM Kutty, showing Arachis pintoi cultivation in some place in Kerala.

Is it planted or wild ? I think may be growing wild in the resort.
ILDIS is the best resource on Fabaceae as far as distribution all over the world is concerned.
Arachis pintoi is found only in Brazil (N); Sao Paulo as per ILDIS;
Has it been introduced elsewhere, it would have been properly documented in ILDIS.
Wikipedia link on Arachis hypogaea mentions so many subspecies and varieties, so there are going to be morphological variations.

Apologies …, I did not explicitly mention that it is planted.
I just wrote “… at a resort in Vythiri, Wayanad” at the top of series of posts.
In that series, I have uploaded photos of garden flora – planted in their premises as ornamental foliage or flowering plants.
I agree about ILDIS being best resource on Fabaceae.
We cannot however emphasize on having their content related to distribution being up to date.
I surfed through various good websites to read through Pinto peanut.
I gathered it is being cultivated widely in tropics as forage. Since it is said to be cultivated, it would be some or other cultivar, and not what is exactly growing wild in its native region.
Here are two sites:
2. Flowers of India (we all follow)
It is introduced (cultivated) in Australia for sure.
It is quite possible, ILDIS are yet to update their records related to this species.


Requesting a herb id.: 1 high res. image.

Found growing interspersed with grasses in lawn gardens.
It bears a single solitary flower that is yellow, the pedicel is quite long. The corolla is Papilionaceous and extremely intricate. The reproductive organs are well protected within the keel-wing petal casing. 
IISER TVM campus adjoining Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve, Thiruvananthapuram.

Some Fabaceae !

Any other image showing lower parts ?

Arachis pintoi






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