Species with a wide pantropical distribution.

Galactia tenuiflora is a perennial climbing herb which occurs in a vast range of habitats, from temperate, swamp to rain forest, mangroves, savannas, scrubs, hillsides and anthropic landscapes, described from dry to humid climate. In Australia it has been reported to grow mostly on coastal headlands along coast or in sclerophyll forest.  
Citation: Lopez Poveda, L. 2012. Galactia tenuiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.

images by Muthu Karthick, N. & identified by Dr. Vijayasankar Raman


Fabaceae twiner for identification :: 010914MK034 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Please help me to identify this twiner of Fabaceae. I found this in a scrub forest in one of the coastal districts. I have also seen this in Tiruvallur dist. of TN (70 km off Chennai).
Location: an RF in Villupuram dist., TN
Alt.: 40 M ASL
Habitat: scrub forest, under growth
Date: 26 Aug 2014 

It may be Galactia tenuiflora


images by Nadeem Waqif and identified by Dr. Vijayasankar Raman & J.M.Garg


Kindly identify this climber photographed at the herbal park Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.

Galactia villosa, I guess.

Thanks, … To me it appears close to Galactia tenuiflora (Willd.) Wight & Arn. as per An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- details with keys) 


images by Muthu Karthick, M. and identified by Dr. C. Kalidass


Scrub: Fabaceae twiner for identification 011012MK03: Kindly help me to identify this Fabaceae climber. I saw this in the bushes of scrub forest. What could this climber be?

Leaflet: 3.5cm long

Pods: c. 5cm long
Flower: 0.7cm long
Place: Tiruvallur dist., TN
Habitat: Scrub forest
Alt.: c.40 m asl
Date: 28 Sep 2012

The climbers may be belonging to Fabaceae, the genus Galactia volubilis

I think it should be Galactia tenuiflora (Willd.) Wight & Arn. as per images herein.



070619AB2 ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Identification, please.
Date/Time- November 4, 2017; 09:26 hrs.
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Eastern Melghat; 21°17.483′ N, 77°22.530′ E
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb
Height/Length- 1-2’ Height
Fruit – Pod

Seems to be Galactica tenuiflora

Thanks, …, for the id.
Do you have any other images, to be sure, though to me also appears close as per images at Galactia tenuiflora (Willd.) Wight & Arn. ?

Unfortunately, I don’t have any other images.


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