Erect herbs, sparsely ciliate. Leaves 2.5-7.5 x 1-1.5 cm, oblong-elliptic, apex acute, mucronate, base cordate, erect pilose below; petiole to 1 cm, stipules 2, 1.1 cm, elliptic, acuminate, membranous. Racemes axillary and terminal, 6-7 cm, congested, peduncles 3 mm; bracts 7 x 4 mm, ovate; calyx deeply 4-lobed, upper 2 cleft, tube 2 mm, lobes 4.5 and 5.5 mm; standard petal 4.5 x 2.5 mm, wing 4 x 0.5 mm, keels 4 mm; staminal sheath 4 mm. Pod usually 1-3 jointed, to 6 mm, transversally rugose, apex with triangular cap; fruiting calyx 1.1 x 0.2 cm.

Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi




ANOCT48 Alysicarpus glumaceus : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).

Nandi Hills
10th October 2014


SK228DEC08-2016:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Chobhar Height, Kathmandur , Nepal
Altitude:  4600 ft.
Date: 15 Septemberr 2016
Alysicarpus sp?? But does not look like matching with two sp listed in Nepal.

This is one of the form of Alysicarpus sanjappae, it is procumbent, but shows erect habit due to support of grasses. Identify by height 30 cm, pods slightly exerted from calyx, inflorescence dense, pods transversely wrinkled. I am happy to suggest you this is new report of this species and it extends it distribution.

Some one suggested it to be A. rugosus
Further suggestion please.

Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.  ??

But not listed in Nepal.  

efi page on with images Alysicarpus glumaceus  
To me appears close with these images.
Are the images at above link properly identified ?

ID not yet validated.


The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  GRIN  Flora Zambesiaca  Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Details with keys) India Biodiversity Portal  

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