Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC., Prodr. 2: 353. 1825. (Syn: Alysicarpus bracteus X.F.Gao; Alysicarpus longifolius “sensu Span., non Wight & Arn.”; Alysicarpus violaceus (ensu (Forssk.) “Schindl., p.p.”; Alysicarpus wallichii Wight & Arn.; Fabricia rugosa (Willd.) Kuntze; Hedysarum rugosum Willd.);
Species ID requested – Alysicarpus sp. : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – AROUND 500 kb each.
Kindly ID the species of Alysicarpus attached herein.
Habit: Herb (both erect and prostrate branches are found)
Place: Nedunchalai Nagar, Salem-636 005, TN.
DoP: 30-06-2019 & 07-07-2019
Pl. check comparative images at
Closest I can go as per comparative images at Alysicarpus is Alysicarpus tetragonolobus Edgew.
But I am not sure.
Thank you very much for your guidance. It is very close to A. tetragonalobus. Here in this specimen, the leaflets are exceptionally long (9-10 cm!), according to the keys – leaflets 1.9-3.2 cm long.
Attaching herewith some recent photographs of leaves and pods for further insight into the ID.
Attachments (2) – one of 2 Mb.
Pl check for Alysicarpus rugosus
It is Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC., the fruit wall is wrinkled, and the calyx/bracts almost enclosing fruit, sometimes the leaves are variable.
Wild Herb For ID : Nasik : 181113 : AK-3 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Wild herb seen in Nasik during August,2013.
Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC
Thank you for the id.
I will post my other Alysicarpus from Oman.
It looks to be the same.