Alysicarpus heyneanus Wight & Arn. (Syn: Alysicarpus glumaceus var. heyneanus (Baker) Raizada; Alysicarpus heyneanus var. heyneanus ; Alysicarpus obovatus Edgew.; Alysicarpus rugosus var. heyneanus (Wight & Arn.) Baker);
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Fabaceae for identification :: Feb2018 MK001 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9)
Please help me in identifying this Fabaceae herb. It was found in a fresh fallow land, so I doubt that this could be under cultivation. Could this be an Alysicarpus sp.?
Height: about 1 metre
Date: 28 Nov 2017
Place: Dharwad, Karnataka
Looks like Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC
It is Alysicarpus pubescens Law. ex Wight; reasons- hairy herb; standard yellow, flowers in dense silky racemes
it is a rather species
I think that standard petal is yellow in colour in Alysicarpus pubescens
To me it appears more closer to Alysicarpus glumaceus than Alysicarpus pubescens as per images herein
A heyneanus var heyneanus
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: FOR ID Alysicarpus :: Pasarani Ghat :: DVOCT13 : 5 posts by 2 authors. 2 coorect images as above
Alysicarpus ¿ species ?
Not sure whether the aspects seen in two photos help in getting to species ID.
along Pasarani Ghat on August 25, 2010
probably Alysicarpus glumaceus
1- Alysicarpus tetragonolobus
2- For this send photograph of habit
3- Alysicarpus heyneanus var. heyneanus
Thank you very much … All 3 are from same colony of plants. The 2nd and 3rd are same plant, one of them is close-up of other.
Wild flower for ID : 270711 : AK-3: Taken at Nasik, Maharashtra on 8/10/10.
Alysicarpus sp. Could be Alysicarpus longifolius.
… sure about Alysicarpus … not familiar with species.
Should I take this as Alysicarpus heyneanus as suggested by …?
He is the expert on this genus.
Request for I’d of Alysicarpus from Bilaspur. Photographed in November 2020
Close up flower attached.
Is it Alysicarpus vaginalis?
I think it looks different from Alysicarpus vaginalis as per images and details herein.
Pl. check comparative images at Alysicarpus
Please check Alysicarpus !
I agree with …
Images do not show the details. Pl. post high resolution images.
I think Alysicarpus heyneanus Wight & Arn. as per images and details herein and as per comparative images at
Thanks … for the possible id.
Adding original image.
No, Alysicarpus sanjappae is different as per images and details herein.
Flowers from Sagargad : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Flowers from Sagargad
I think more close to images at Alysicarpus heyneanus Wight & Arn.
Some Alysicarpus sp (Fabaceae)!
Alysicarpus pubescens 🙂
Alysicarpus sp plz attach fruit photo- its easy for id
efi page on Alysicarpus pubescens J.S.Law with images
Appears close to images at Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC., but flowering time is quite different.
Its Alysicarpus heyneanus var. heyneanus
Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: FOR ID Alysicarpus :: Halabhavi :: DVOCT09 : 7 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
Alysicarpus ¿ species ?
The colour combination in flower seems to be strikingly different. Naive questions: Does it tell ID? OR are there many species sharing this colour combination ? Answers to this will help me very much.
at Halabhavi on October 15, 2011
ID of alysicarpus shall need photographs of pods …
Alysicarpus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
There are other species of the genera Alysicarpus have similar kind of dual coloured flowers. In the images attached, calyx is much longer, since it is difficult to identify species because identification is mainly based on pods.
But, if the pods are rugose and stem is villous then it should be Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC. or otherwise Alysicarpus longifolius (Spreng.) Wight & Arn. as flower pedicel are much longer..
Thank you very much … for your thoughts and the possible IDs. Indeed I must get to the pods in future to avoid ambiguities.
To me appears more close to images at Alysicarpus heyneanus Wight & Arn.
Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000- Details with keys)