Rhynchosia densiflora (Roth) DC. (syn: Glycine densiflora Roth);

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Submission of Rhynchosia densiflora : 2 posts by 2 authors.

Plant name: Rhynchosia densiflora (Roth) DC., Prodr. 2:386. 1825
Family: Fabaceae
Description: Slender twining herbs, branchlets hirsute. Leaves 3 foliate, terminal leaf let 5-7 x 3-4cm, laterals 2.5-4 × 3-5 cm, obovate-rhomboid, acute, basally, 3-nerved, inequilateral, membranous, puberulous. Flowers yellow, 1-1.5cm long, in many flowered dense axillary racemes to 6 cm long; bracts lanceolate, ciliate. Calyx lanceolate, glandular pubescent, lower one 1 × 0.7 cm. Corolla yellow, papilionoid, standard yellow with red streakes, obovate; wings and keels subequal, inflexed. Stamens (9)+1, vexillary stamen free; anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile; ovules 2; style curved above middle, usually hairy at lower part; stigma terminal. Pod 1.5 × 0.5 cm, oblong, flat, smooth, long pilose, gland dotted; seeds 2.
Habitat & location: Rare. Found among bushes in hill areas. Photographed at N.Konda.


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