Slender trailing annual herb; leaves pinnately trfoliate, leaflets obovate to rhomboidal up to 5 cm long, pubescent on both surfaces; flowers yellow in raceme; calyx up to 15 mm long, teeth 3-4 times as long as tube, setaceous, lowest longest; pod globose, up to 15 mm in diam, 2-seeded.
India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh ; Assam; Bihar ; Delhi ; Goa ; Gujarat ; Haryana ; Himachal Pradesh ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Madhaya Pradesh ; Maharashtra ; Meghalaya ; Orissa; Pondicherry; Punjab ; Rajasthan; Tamil Nadu ; Uttar Pradesh ; West Bengal ; Sri Lanka (N) as per ILDIS;

Plains to Low Altitude, Dry Localities

Karnataka: Belgaum, Shimoga  
Tamil Nadu: All districts


Fabaceae for ID Pakkamalei, Tamil Nadu NAW-OCT-27 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this creeper with yellow flowers photographed at the Pakkamalai Reserve Forest, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.
Leaf with 3 circular leaflets. Dimensions i don’t remember very well in this case.

Rhynchosia aurea (Willd.) DC.

Rhynchosia aurea (Willd.) DC. 15Jan SN 16 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Rhynchosia aurea (Willd.) DC, small wild climber from Kancheepuram district of Tamilnadu 


Need id of plant 02 from Morena, M.P : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Need id of plant 02 from Morena, M.P
25 October 19

Pleas check  https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a—l/f/fabaceae

Last image is most important for ID. It is Rhynchosia aurea. It differs from R .minima in having a globular pod, against 1.5 to 2cm long flt pod in R .minima. Flower differs too …R .minima is said to have smaller flowers, standard up to 8mm, in R.aurea 12 to 15 mm in various keys … but I regularly see R .minima with bigger than 8 mm standard. So , to me pod is most important point to look for.

Rhynchosia for ID :: Fabaceae :: MKMAY011: 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Please help me in identifying this twiner on ground. Is this any Rhynchosia aurea?
Flower: 1.5 cm across
Habitat: scrub forest floor and fallow land
Date: 09 May 2015
Location: near Kelambakkam, TN
Alt.: 28 m asl

efi page on Rhynchosia aurea  

It must be Rhynchosia minima. Check the size of leaves with description

I think more closer to images at Rhynchosia aurea (Willd.) DC.  rather than images at Rhynchosia minima (L.) DC.

Rhynchosia aurea

04082013 BRS 502 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. confirmation.
Is it Rhynchosia sp.?
Location: Adyar, Chennai
Habitat: urban
Habit: herb

Yes. Rhynchosia aurea

Fwd: Identification – Reg. RL9 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 MB.
Id request for attached plants.
Location- Salem (Altitude- 3000 ft.)
Month – Dec, 2017

Check for Rhynchosia sp.

It is Rhynchosia minima of Fabaceae

To me appears more closer to Rhynchosia aurea rather than Rhynchosia minima as per images and details herein.

yes I agree with you


ID help needed: tiny yellow trifoliate legume: 2 high res. images.
Bhopal; black soil


Please check Rhynchosia !

Details not clear.

I think it is close to images at Rhynchosia aurea (Willd.) DC. 

Looks right

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