India (N); Andhra Pradesh ; Goa ; Gujarat ; Karnataka; Kerala; Madhaya Pradesh; Maharashtra ; Orissa; Tamil Nadu & other countries as per ILDIS;

Shrubs, ca. 2 m high; young branches, rachis and leaves densely velutinous. Leaves 15-20 cm; leaflets 13-41, opposite or nearly opposite, 1-4 × 0.5-2 cm, ovate-lanceolate, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, oblong, or ovate-oblong, papery, hairy on both surfaces, glabrous, or glabrous adaxially, midvein raised, base rounded or obtuse, apex acuminate or acute with mucro; stipules linear, 6-7 mm, villous; Racemes opposite with leaf or pseudo-opposite, 15-20(-30) cm. Flowers many, widely spaced; bracts similar to stipule, 6-8 mm, hairy; pedicel short, 2-3 mm. Calyx campanulate, ca. 13 mm; teeth 5, unequal, dark brown hairy. Standard petal reflexed, obovate-lanceolate or obovate-oblong, ca. 16 × 3-5 mm, apex retuse, narrowing to base; wings oblong, less than 15 mm, base auriculate; keel falcate, slightly shorter than wings. Stamens 10, free or slightly fused at base. Ovary terete, densely yellow pubescent, stalked; ovules 4-6; style straight, glabrous; stigma capitate, very small. Fruit moniliform, slightly compressed, 6-10 × 0.7-1 cm, hairy or nearly glabrous; seeds 2-4, yellow or yellow-brown, oblong-reniform, ends acute to rounded.

Flowering and fruiting: March-February
Evergreen forests
India, Nepal and West China



Fabaceae for id 240510MK3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups :  06-05-2010 / 01:00 PM- Mudumalai WLS- 800 msl;


Sophora velutina Lindl. (= S. glauca DC); Fam: Fabaceae

23/10/2011, Yercaud, 1300m altitude, wild shrub, flowering.


Sophora velutina Lindl. SN may 25 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Sophora velutina Lindl. (= S. glauca DC); Fam: Fabaceae,
shrub from Gudalur area of Ooty


Sophora glauca Lesh.ex DC. Ann. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Sophora glauca Lesh. ex DC. Ann., wild shrub from Yercaud hill station of Tamilnadu



Sophora velutina Lindl.
at off KSH No. 34 near Kumbharda on May 29, 2011 

Oh yes.  So nice of you.




ID request- 31052011-PKA1: Kindly help me in identifying this plant..
Date/Time: 29-05-2011 / 09:15AM
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Shrub (around 5 ft tall, but looks like Cows must be consuming it as fodder)

Kindly have a look at enclosed photographs.

May be Mundulea Sp.

Toptropical site shows very nice pictures of a Mundulea Sp from south africa, flower color (magenta to deep pink, uniformly) is different though… Is it medicinal? could not find it in classical ayurvedic texts… is there a local or sanskrit name?

Mundulea sericea Fabaceae. See the link.

it is not M. sericea at least, which is a tall shrub and totally different from this. It may be an another sp in Mundulea or its allied genus.
The search is still on…

Could this be Sophora glauca Lesh.ex DC. Ann. of Fabaceae?
Please refer the previous discussion

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